August 4, 2020, 18:08:18 EEST marked the Zero hour of one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history. Aside from the mass destruction caused by this explosion, at least 204 people were killed (with an additional 3 missing) and 6,500 were injured. Above all, Beirut-the capital that was spawned by its harbor as the focal Middle Eastern node point that connected many continents has been left with a dead Port.
In this competition, students from all over the world are invited to rethink the future port of Beirut that will be rebuilt and invested under F.D.B.O.T (Finance, Design, Built, Operate, and transfer); the Port administration and the ministry of public work and transportation need to set their requirements and condition list that would shape the path of the future; hence, the winners of this competition will have the chance to be part of setting the requirements with the Lebanese authorities and therefore part of rebuilding the port.
Open to architecture students of all nationalities; students from other disciplines (urban planning, economics, etc.) can also participate.
1st Place – Lebanese Entry : 1500 EUR
1st Place – International Entry: 1500 EUR
2nd Place: 1000 EUR
3rd Place: 700 EUR
People’s Choice: 300 EUR