Project Description

The project is located in Beirut-Hamra district, in the vicinity of the intersection of “Omar Bin Abdul Azziz” and “Maamari” streets. The building includes nine floors above grade level covering a total area of around 25,000 m². The core of the project’s façade is a high-end, custom-made, curtain wall system that serves architectural, structural, and environmental requirements by running several types of extrusions. The design comprises mating relationships between various
components to provide the necessary weather tightness and enable the various raking façade angles and diverse trims to meet. Steel profiles offer the ground floor façades the highest possible transparency. Stone-clad steel aprons define the building’s volumetric circumference, while top-roof architectural aluminum louvers offer the required aesthetics while masking the advanced level of equipment at the building’s rooftop.

Provided Services

  • Design Tender Drawings
  • Structural Engineering
  • Performance Specifications
  • Cost Schemes and Cost Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • Glazing Selection
  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Built-ability and Durability Analysis
  • Building Physics
  • Tender Stage Support

Scope of Work

IBECE scope in this project includes the following:

  • Propose and Decide on Value Engineering Schemes
  • Wind Load Analysis Report
  • Generate 3D façade design models for the raking geometries to assess feasibility
  • Pre‐static & sizing for all façade elements & loading Plans
  • Generate a comprehensive and well-coordinated set of tender drawings/ documents/ specifications
  • Ensure that the design can be supplied, fabricated, and installed by local resources/expertise using the set budget
  • Façade Package Cost Estimate
  • Address Queries of Specialist Contractors
  • LocationHamra, Lebanon
  • StatusScope Completed in 2013
  • OwnerAmerican University of Beirut (AUB)
  • ArchitectNBBJ – New York
  • Local ConsultantKhatib & Alami