Designs for a new Beirut tower have been unveiled
By New York architects SOMA
Beirut is about to get a revamp courtesy of New York-based architects SOMA. Plans have been unveiled for the latest development, called BOBO, for the Lebanese capital. The modern tower will take pride of place amongst a protected heritage structure from the 1920′s in Beirut’s Mar Mikhael district.
The chosen location presented the design team with the complex challenge of preserving the character of the historical area and adhering to the planning restrictions. At the same time producing a modern eye catching structure that will inject new life into the surrounding neighbourhood.
BOBO will comprise an 11-story residential complex, which incorporates a striking steel-and-glass crystalline geometric design, 13 luxury residences as well as retail spaces at street level, which will replace a row of existing shops.