No. 5 is the address for the upcoming mixed use destination in Beirut. The project is the brainchild of a collaboration of two of IAAC’s alumni entities, BAD. Built by Associative Data, whose founders are Ali Basbous and Luis Fraguada, and MARZ Studio, founded by Farshad Mahdizadeh andHooman Talebi.
The complex will be located in the heart of Jnah in Beirut city, next to the prominent Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium. The design is driven by parametric studies, taking as parameters view orientations, solar radiation, wind infiltration, and building program, all in relation to the site’s difference in levels.
No. 5’s site lies at one of the busiest corners in the area, making the building very present and visible from the street level, hence the proposal’s pixelated massing. The strategy helps in the air’s infiltration, creating an inviting open plaza, where all the users from the retail shops and commerce activities meet.