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Banque Libano Francaise by Snøhetta

Architecture | September 8, 2016 |

Banque Libano Francaise by SnøhettaImage courtesy of Snøhetta

Banque Libano Francaise by Snøhetta

Snøhetta has won a competition to design the headquarters of Banque Libano Francaise in Beirut, the firm’s first project in Lebanon. Oslo- and New York-based Snøhetta was selected for the project with a design for a high-rise block with chequerboard-patterned facades. The building will also feature plant-covered terraces carved into the roof and walls.

 

Banque Libano Francaise by SnøhettaImage courtesy of Snøhetta

 

The terraces will provide staff at the headquarters of the Lebanese bank Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) with access to outdoor spaces, which the architects hope will become “social hubs” for the institution. But the outdoor space and vegetation are also intended as a symbol of sustainability.

 

Banque Libano Francaise by SnøhettaImage courtesy of Snøhetta

 

Interiors will feature stepped seating areas, lounges set on platforms and private meeting spaces contained within glass boxes. The firm wanted to establish a flexible design for the offices that is both “generic and conceptual” to help create a long-lasting headquarters for the bank. While private offices will be situated towards the top of the structure, the ground level will host public services.

 

more. snohetta.com

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