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Dean el-Khoury and Carmen Guerrero Delve into Oscar Niemeyer’s Legacy

Dean el-Khoury and Carmen Guerrero Delve into Oscar Niemeyer’s Legacy

By Silvia Alvarez

Dean el-Khoury and Carmen Guerrero Delve into Oscar Niemeyer’s Legacy

By Silvia Alvarez
Project Garners Honorable Mention at UIA Competition

A project lead by Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and Associate Dean Carmen Guerrero of University of Miami School of Architecture, received an honorable mention in a UIA Competition for reviving an abandoned 1970’s world’s fair site designed by Oscar Niemeyer in Tripoli, Lebanon.

The international competition called for the design of a Knowledge and Innovation Center as part of a plan to revitalize the region with a Special Economic Zone. The challenge was to accommodate the new program while preserving and integrating the modern heritage buildings. The project condenses the new program in a partially buried mat-building: a single dense layer with minimal impact on the site. “The mat-building has the added benefit of providing the ideal environment for innovation: It is a continuous horizontal field where KIC’s various constituencies co-exist and interact on the same plane, maximizing opportunities for collaboration and serendipitous encounters.” The project team includes B. Arch. students Daniella Huen and Daniella Cancel. For more information: https://tsez.gov.lb/kic/competition