Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Gustafson Porter + Bowman

London, GB


Shoreline Walk

During the 1975‒1991 Civil War, Beirut’s coastline became a dumping ground, extending the land by more than 600m into the Mediterranean Sea.

Shoreline Walk is a leisurely pedestrian promenade along the historic shoreline, the boundary between the historic city and the new engineered landscape. Its detailing reflects the land’s past. In areas, light-coloured paving and trees signify dry land, while open areas of dark granite and water features create the illusion that the sea has returned.

This new streetscape aims to restore the energy and vigour of the old Corniche promenade. Its green infrastructure aims to
re-establish east-west links and connect together a series of new public squares and gardens for the enjoyment of the community.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Beirut, LB
Firm Role: Landscape Architect
Additional Credits: Engineer: Nasr & Khalaf and Bureau Michel Chacar
Water Feature Specialist: The Fountain Workshop
Local Architect: Imad Gemayel Architects
Quantity Surveyor: DG Jones