Fares Institute, American University Of Beirut

  • Type: Education
  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Developer: The American University of Beirut


Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid Architects and ZEF (UK) Ltd (represented by Dr Stellios Plai- niotis and Cyril Leroy) were named the winning team of the design competition for AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, to rise on the site of the present Gulbenkian Infirmary.

The building design, according to competition juror Jala Makhzoumi, co-ordinator of AUB’s Landscape Design and Eco-management Program, fits the University’s image concerns in terms of both AUB and the Issam Fares Institute. Makhzoumi said the way Hadid’s design “dialogues with the surroundings, how it relates to movement along the campus, its expression, and especially the quality of space with which she incorporates all aspects of the institute”.



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