Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) has announced that the final design plans for its US$600 million project in the centre of Beirut were submitted to Solidere, the company responsible for developing Beirut city centre.
New renderings of the project have now been released, for members of the public to get a first glance of how the project will look when finalized, and they show a modern transformation of Beirut’s most historical areas, Martyrs Square.
Four world-renowned architects were in the city last month to finalise the design master plan, where they took part in the final (of four) design workshops for Beirut Gate, which will be an integrated commercial and residential sea view project in the Beirut Central District, commonly known as Solidere.
Submitting the final designs to Solidere will set the project on the right track towards completion, as now all the final approvals from Solidere, municipality and all parties involved will be received on time and according to plans.
Michael Lawrence, Abu Dhabi Investment House’s director of real estate, praised the move: “Creative minds from France, New York and the Middle East have deliberated and debated over these designs for several months now. By submitting the final designs to Solidere, we can say that we are on the right track towards completion of the Beirut Gate.”
French architect Christian de Potzempark, of New York’s legendary LVMH towers fame; Arquitectonica, a highly regarded US based architectural firm; Nabil Gholam, a popular Lebanese architect; and Erga Group, another sought-after Lebanese firm, have finalised the design plans earlier this month and submitted them to ADIH, the company responsible for the development of Beirut Gate.
“Thankfully, all parties are now more than happy, and we are all unanimously excited about the new renderings and being on the right track towards obtaining the final approvals,” he added.
The Beirut Gate development will comprise eight plots spread over 21,448 square metres and a built-up area of 178,500 square metres overlooking the famous Martyrs’ Square of Lebanon, downtown Beirut and the Mediterranean.
“Beirut Gate will be an exceptional project and we are confident that it has long-term value, which will deliver healthy and sustained returns to investors,” concluded Lawrence.