A study on how architecture as a public space can encourage co-existence and add value to redeem a sense of pride and belonging for a struggling society in Tripoli, the second capital of Lebanon.
The Architecture revolves around the exploratory movement through space in a free flowing, open building that aims to bring awareness and appreciation to the local shared values. Bringing people together on common grounds.
It uses architypes of local Islamic and Christian heritage and merges them in a public space where the people can express themselves together and for each other through the performance arts that are local to the diverse society.
The programme is an open space that encourages self expressing through exhibitions with the addition of both formal and informal stages.
The main sustainable objective of this thesis was the social aspect of the spectrum of sustainability, and how architecture could be used to both support the people healthy future development of both the society and thereby the city.