theOtherDada at l’Institut français du Proche-Orient

Come and join us at IFPO (Institut français du Proche-Orient) for a presentation entitled “Mille et une Dalieh: Beyrouth comme on l’imagine. Récits d’une résistance citoyenne”. It features the work of the three winners at Dalieh’s Ideas Competition, organized by the civil campaign to protect Dalieh.

Adib Dada will present the concept proposal of “Not Just About Dalieh” through which Dalieh is reclaimed as a site for the city, for its residents and its visitors. Currently subjected to the heartbreaking transgression through coastal privatization, Dalieh is one of the few open and public spaces in Beirut.

The proposal highlights Dalieh as a place of many layers that tie back to the network of the city: Archaeology, Fishing Port, Biodiversity, Accessible Space, Nature, Socio-cultural exchange spot. The spatial configuration builds on the unique landscape of Dalieh by establishing 3 zones to reconnect people to nature: Protected Zone (preserve terrestrial and marine ecosystems), Informal Zone (maintain open-access shared space), and Formal Zone (limit construction to the previously disturbed areas).

Not Just About Dalieh is our CALL TO ACTION! And you are all invited to reclaim ownership of Dalieh, to lobby the municipality and local politicians and oppose the viral trend disfiguring the city’s coastline!

Follow #DiscoverDalieh, the social media campaign placing Dalieh at the heart of the virtual and physical urban network.




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.

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