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Lebanese National Library

Lebanese National Library
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Beirut I Lebanon
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Consultant
Erga group
Contractor
A.R. Hourie
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  • THE PROJECT | The project, donated by the State of Qatar, consists of the complete construction and renovation of the new National Library of Lebanon. 
  • SCOPE OF WORK | The concept-design, engineering, fabrication and erection of the reading hall and two glass boxes. The complexity of the works consisted in designing structures, which were independent of adjacent existing buildings, and able to absorb their own seismic displacements. The project scope covered:

                    - The main façade and glazed roofing of the reading hall consisting of a metal structure and point fixed façade

                       with acoustic double glazing.

                    - Two glass boxes at the sides of the building acting as elevator cage and staircase.