"Marah" Tyre Coastal Reserve Hub

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyDI-Lab (Design Impact Laboratory)
ArtistKarim Najjar
Design TeamAhmad Nouraldeen / Omaya Malaeb & AUB Students: Mohamad Nazar(Student Assistant), Diana Zoueini, Fatmeh Bahsoun, Jad Najm, Mira Al Jawahiry, Nadine Eid, Omar Faress Darwiche, Racha Doughman, Sari Kantari, Lana Barakeh, Lea Ramadan
ClientTyre Municipality / Lebanon

Lebanon’s southern beaches along the coast of Tyre are home to an abundance of local wildlife and are popular nesting sites for the endangered Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles. The warm waters and abundance of recreational activities have also turned Tyre into one of Lebanon’s most popular beach communities, with thousands visiting the sandy shores each year. However, a lack of awareness about the marine biodiversity and the importance of responsible use of the coast among locals and visitors alike is resulting in the severe destruction of habitat and an increase in the endangered species of