BEYROUTH – OLAYAN // non construit

Liban - Beyrouth 2011 Commission

Construction of several design programs in central Beirut near the place des Martyrs along the sea front on two adjacent plots close to a mosque and a church. Plot 987 is occupied by « the egg », a former movie theater dating from 1965, the unique remnant of the war and a historic landmark for several generations. The Olayan family (Saudi Arabia) and its partners (Mandarin Oriental Group) have commissioned the building of a 5-star hotel with a sea view that will be the group’s biggest hotel development to date (275 rooms). The hotel includes the iconic egg which will house a restaurant or a performance space. The upmarket housing is aimed at a wealthy foreign clientele. The shape of the exterior skin of the offices echoes the design of the mosque and the ogives of the oriental buildings.


Hôtel, logements, bureaux.


Olayan Group


75 650 m² SHON Totale (Parcelle 987 : 40 650 m² pour l’Hôtel Mandarin, parcelle 1523 : 35 000 m² dont 25 000 m² de logements et 10 000 m² de bureaux)