Citation – K-12 Education Facilities
Project name: New Preschool and Middle School Complex
Project location: Beirut, Lebanon
Firm name: Flansburgh with Rachid Karam Architects
Jury comments: The building’s exterior is striking. It is all the more compelling for its use of biophilic elements. On the outside, this school is very much “of its place.” On the inside, it seems more traditional, better scaled and suited to middle schoolers than preschoolers. Still, the building’s sophisticated design and its environmental considerations make it noteworthy.
Client: International College
Consultants: Mouawad-Edde S.A.R.L.; Acousystem Liban; AJB; Apave; Atelier Renee El Khazen; DGJ & Partners; EcoConsulting; Nabil Hennaoui; Pierre Dammous & Partners; Rafik El-Khoury & Partners
Photography: International College; Robert Benson