고속도로, 산업시설, 학교, 블록들이 즐비한 지역에 개인, 혹은 공용 테라스가 있다. 확장된 평평한 지붕에는 물탱크가 위치했다. 원시적이며 모든 기술을 제거한 이번 프로젝트는 레바논 건축에서 가장 보편적으로 사용되고 있지만 '지역의 맛'을 재해석한 것으로 보인다. 바닥은 표준의 연속 직사각형 대리석 대신 조각의 불규칙한 흰색 대리석으로 표현했다.
A macrocosm unfolds at our feet. Highways, industries, schools, blocks, Hippodrome. In Beirut roofs are inhabited, private or shared, terraces or technical roofs. The flat roof on which is the extension, had to host water tanks. To make it habitable, a volume rises and contains this water in a common tank. The imposing mineral monolith orient the project towards the open panorama of the city. With its double orientation, this last floor becomes super transparent, open and ventilated, but still away from eye sights and the city turmoil.
The project is strongly constrained by the structure and technical shafts of the irregular lower floors. Three cores articulates the project by defining clean and rational spaces. Circulation, kitchen and bathrooms. Free from partitions, at the 13th floor we wander between inside and outside always between a core and another.
Privileged but at the same time belonging to the city, this last floor echoes Beirut with a similar brutality. The materiality is raw, stripped of all artifice. They are the most commonly used in the Lebanese construction but also try to reinterpret the "local taste". For example, the floor is made out of crushed white recuperated marble instead of the standard continuous rectangular marble flooring.