Herzog & de Meuron, Beirut Terraces, Beirut, Lebanon 2018
© Laurian Ghinitoiu 

Part of the masterplan to regenerate the downtown of Beirut, the main feature of the luxury apartment building is a series of playful terraces and cantilever volumes that are covered with vegetation to provide privacy. Opposite, stands the Holiday Inn with its bullet and rocket scarred walls. The hotel became part of the epic battle named “the war of the hotels” and acted as a demarcation line between east and west.