Order Of Engineers And Architects Of Tripoli

Tripoli - Lebanon
Awards & Competitions
Nadim Younes
2008 - 2011
Area: 9,000m2

First Prize Competition Winners


A series of curved plans and volumes cladded with glass and granite designed to unfold, creating dynamic and sensual forms promoting a new dialogue with the City.

Standing at the edge of a major boulevard, the new building is meant to furnish a focal point for civic and cultural buildings in the city.

A 9,000 sqm office building that includes a transparent office wing and an opaque training and conference wing, organized around a central space.

The ground floor connects an open-air plaza created under the roof at the entrance of the building through a public lobby to a 600 sqm double height independent volume used for social and cultural events.

The office building conveys a sense of openness to the City while enclosing an open public and semi-public spaces, private offices, training and educational center and an underground parking.


The building is destined to be “Green’’ through its:

  • Solar Shading systems
  • High Performance Glass facades
  • Technical rooms are set on the south elevation with a vegetal screen to reduce heat exchange.
  • Natural ventilation and infiltration thought the central stair due to stack effect.
  • Photovoltaic and Solar Panels for energy saving.