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SELECTED BY UN HABITAT AS 1 OF 20 TOP INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
We are happy to announce that UN-Habitat has selected one of our projects as one of twenty top innovative solutions.
Beib El Chouf is Lebanon’s first self-sustainable cultural center & was showcased at the World Habitat Day in Mexico City, Nairobi, Vancouver and Yaounde 2019.
Selected projects put forward “Innovative solutions to transform Waste to Wealth” in contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda
Read more on www.unhabitat.org
SELF-SUSTAINABLE CULTURE CENTER - LEBANON
Beib El Chouf is the first self-sustainable culture center in Lebanon. Located in the valleys of the Chouf between the villages of Bsheftin and Kfarfakoud. This center will be used to promote and educate practical sustainable solutions. The design is adapted to Lebanese climate and culture. Built mostly with natural & recycled materials, this building provides a natural heating & cooling system, fresh water production, food production, sewage treatment & electricity production.
Designed & Illustrated by:Biotonomy
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis on the island of Puerto Rico. The community center will be used to train local people how to build autonomous houses. The design is based on five huts that are placed in a circle with a common courtyard in the center. This is a low cost autonomous solution for tropical climates.
Designed by:Earthship Biotecture