International architecture competition.
Program: Performance and conference hall, exhibition spaces, workshops, documentation centre, national cinematheque, movie theatre, café-restaurant, commercial spaces.
Total floor area: 16.000 sqm.
Location: Beirut, Lebanon.
Design: 2009.

The design for the House of Arts is a mix of tradition, of the hedonism and luxury that shines through the amazing beauties of middle east and Mediterranean architecture. Rough, yet gentle, the building becomes a case with secret happenings that can be discovered only by exploring it.