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SOUK ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, BEIRUT, LEBANON

By 13/09/2015 No Comments

In the midst of rebuilding a city, this multiplex cinema project in Beirut has 14 rooms in its 1600 m 2

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Standing significant across the city, the building aims to be a landmark that marks the urban landscape.

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According to the lighting designers, the building should emit light itself becoming a source of expression in the city. Also, the desire to make the night time desirable to enliven the neighborhood.

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SACO developed a textured polycarbonate module like a prism and provided the internals with RGB LED lights.

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This bright and transparent object becomes a pixel that multiplies to create a bright surface.

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The low-res facades give a sense of scalable texture that glows quietly at dusk but naturally shines during the day with sunlight.

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It was also a challenge to find the right material to design these 4844 modules that were to be resistant to UV and wind, but without incurring heavy loads to the facade.

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With the theme of the four seasons, this turbulent texture repeats the warm light tone of the neighborhood.

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Module Drawings

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