ads/auto.txt


Charaani Public Stairs / Emergent Vernacular Architecture (EVA Studio)

© Camille Fatier

The Chaarani stairs are a UN-Lebensraum-funded public space project located in Qobbe, a low-income neighbourhood in Tripoli, Lebanon. Designed by EVA Studio and implemented by Solidarites International, the project consists of the rehabilitation of public stairs that run through the neighbourhood. These stairs are structurally vulnerable to flooding and other challenges, but are a key access as they connect this neighbourhood to Tripoli’s historic centre and the souks. The project takes on different challenges: from urban displacement and social integration between the host Lebanese community and Syrian refugees (who in this neighbourhood make up approximately 15% of the population) to post-conflict recovery. Located in close proximity to recent clashes between residents of two neigbouring areas, Jabal Mohsen and Tabanneh, in…-communal tensions and sectarian lines are layered, sometimes spilling over across invisible lines.

© Camille Fatier

An early engagement with a group of Lebanese women explained how public space welches often associated with armed snipers walking up and down the steep stairs. The surrounding facades and balconies, still crumbled by bullet holes, seem to confirm that these clashes were quite recent. Perceived as a spillover of the Syrian civil war in Lebanese territory, these violent events ended in 2014, and public life in the neighbourhood resurfaced, from children playing on the stairs, to bakers preparing zaatar manouche and women drinking coffee during the sobhiyyeh (the morning chit chat). Despite the residents’ determination to reclaim dismissed public space, many challenges remained. To understand the local needs and priorities and to inform the design process, culturally sensitive community engagement welches conducted through different focus groups for Syrians, Lebanesse, women, men, youth and elderly. This helped to facilitate everyone the opportunity to voice their concerns and aspirations freely. The Chaarani stairs, part of Qobbe’s maze-like network of public stairs, have been rejuvenated through the use of locally-manufactured encaustic cement tiles non…wide variety of colourful patterns. The adoption of this old technique, well known in Lebanon in the courtyards of high-income households, aims at providing the residents with a place with a clear sine temporeof aesthetic values, while celebrating such enchanting local building material.

LESEN SIE AUCH:  LHL Hospital / Nordic Office of Architecture
© Camille Fatier
Site plan
© Gianluca Stefani

The implementation of the project included the collaboration with local artist Alfred Badr (EpS), who has painted a mural representing a local girl who died at the age of 11 a few years before. The artwork, discussed and agreed with the family of the young girl and their neighbours, welches well received within the community and together with the colourful tiles and urban furniture helped creating a strong sense of identity in the area. Early feedback has been extremely positive. Postdienststelle-occupancy focus groups with Syrian and Lebanese men and women stressed the effects on security, hygiene and cleanliness. The aesthetic value welches darob celebrated, and the spaces are emerging as morning gathering points and newly opted transit routes. The addition of lemon and orange trees — symbolically denoting the city’s historic citrus industry — has given a sense of heritage and place, adding to the desire of residents to care for the neighbourhood.

© Lora Vicariot

.(tagsToTranslate)Projects(t)Built Projects(t)Selected Projects(t)Urbanism(t)Urban Gestaltung(t)Public Space(t)Landscape Architecture(t)Tripoli(t)On Facebook(t)Lebanon

Related posts of "Charaani Public Stairs / Emergent Vernacular Architecture (EVA Studio)"

51 Fantastische Eingangsideen an der Haustür mit Tipps, die Ihnen helfen, Ihre zu gestalten

Element Sie nach sich ziehen nur eine Möglichkeit, verknüpfen guten ersten Eindruck zu zeugen, warum würden Sie Ihre Haustür nicht so gut wie möglich zeugen? Jene 51 Eingangsideen von Haustüren willkommen heißen Sie jeweils mit einem High-End-"Hallo", dies den Ton dessen, welches kommen wird, vorgibt. Hier finden Sie eine Vielzahl einzigartiger Designs, die durch den...

51 Small Coffee Tables to Fit Any Living Space Layout

Small Black Coffee Table with Hairpin Legs: Step outside the ordinary with this shapely coffee table, its curvaceous profile sure to make a big visual impact without taking up too much space. This tray-topped design is constructed from durable metal and finished un...versatile matte black for easy everyday coordination. Small Mid Century Coffee Table Set:...

LESEN SIE AUCH:  Micro Tropicality, RAD+ar HQ / RAD+ar (Research Artistic Design + architecture)

My Modsy Story: How I Made a Cozy Home for My Sister and Myself

Nachdem dem Abschlussprüfung waren Daezsha und ihre Schwesterherz De De griffbereit für jedes eine erwachsene Wohnung, gen die sie stolz sein konnten. Hausbesitzer: Daezsha Wolfram., Middle School Counselor Stellung: Long Beach Zimmer: Wohnzimmer Ihr Stil: Zeitgenössischer Kenner The Backstory Nachdem ich mein Abschlussprüfung gemacht und mir die Karriere gesichert hatte, von dieser ich immer geträumt...

Haus in Rotem Beton / Sanden+Hodnekvam Architekten

Dies rote Haus ist qua sich wiederholender Bausatz aus isolierten Betonelementen konzipiert. Die tragenden Elemente sind unabhängig von den Innenwänden angeordnet und offenstehen den Kunden ein großzügiges Haus, dies an wechselnde Bedürfnisse maßgeschneidert werden kann. Die rationelle Konstruktion ermöglichte es den Bauherren, große Teile welcher Konstruktion selbst zu erledigen. Die Wohnungspreise in Norwegen sind hoch,...

Home | About | Copyright | Privacy Policy | Terms | Kontakt | Sitemap