Palestine pavilion at Dubai Design Week by Elias & Yousef Anastas
Developing a museum of the arts and history of Bethlehem in a historical house of the 18th century
The proposed concept is defined by a geometric volume which generates an urban insertion. The building follows the form of the allocated parcel, thus maximizing the space for an internal courtyard signifying the Memorial space.
The mosque’s form emerges from the circular-shaped base, organized as a spiral path around the two distinct entities of the project : the commercial building in direct relation with the future public square, and the main symbolic entity accommodating the prayer hall.
The project consists of a roof controlling the wind and the climate with the objective of creating adequate and comfortable conditions in a dry region like Jericho.
The cocoon’s volume is defined by three curves coping with functional needs. The resulting geometry is approximated by interlocking stacked timber beams.
Place Lalla Yeddouna is one of the strategic places of the Medina of Fes. Located at the lowest point of the Medina, along the river, the square adjoins many touristic sites; it hosts an important center of local artisanal,and is a historic passageway between the two historical parts of the town, through the Bin Lamdoun Bridge.
This House of Arts and Culture comes at the right time to boost the already very active creativity that is taking place in Beirut since the end of the period of violence that rocked Lebanon between 1975 and 1990.
The project is located in east Jerusalem, on al- zahra Street. It consists of the remodelling a 1950 building which was a cinema. The building will comprise a concert hall, a cinema, a rehearsal hall, a children’s center and a restaurant.