theOtherDada winner at Disrupt!Design!

theOtherDada participated in the Disrupt!Design! ideathon workshop and competition.

10 groups were selected to participate in this workshop focusing on an idea that would DISRUPT the status quo in a way to positively influence and empower communities living in Lebanon.  The ideas could address different themes such as local production, learning methods, environmental systems, social divides etc.

The aim of the 3-day workshop was to help different participants develop their initial concepts to become mature promising start-ups with the help of different mentors such as Paul Hughes, Richard van der Laken, Lilian Abouzeki, Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes.

theOtherDada, along with collaborators Made For Brands and Tamas, presented its strategic vision to bring Beirut River back to life, explaining the overall idea of the project and focus on pilot interventions located in the urban area of the River adjacent to Bourj Hammoud, Badawi neighborhoods , and the Ministry of Energy and Water.

The workshop helped us in further defining the project’s purpose, problematic, the means of implementation and our motivation behind the project.

At the end of the intense 72 hours, 4 winners were selected and Beirut River was one of them!

Below are the team images from the workshop:

theOtherDada_Disrupt1  theOtherDada_Disrupt

For more information on the project, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us!

#theOtherDada #tOD #tODteam #disruptDesignBeirut #BringBeirutRiverBackToLife




About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.


  1. Very interested. I spent time as a youth in Beruit and have travelled extensively. Lebanon has one of the most beautiful natural physical environments it has been my pleasure to experience. Please inform as to any assistance my collaborative may be in your future endeavors.

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