LAN architecture: 486 mina el hosn tower, beiruit
 
LAN architecture: 486 mina el hosn tower, beiruit LAN architecture: 486 mina el hosn tower, beiruit
oct 28, 2009

LAN architecture: 486 mina el hosn tower, beiruit

the 486 mina el hosn by LAN architecture image courtesy LAN architecture

parisian firm LAN architecture have developed the 486 mina el hosn, the ‘mirror-tower’ design is to be built in the port area, opposite the murr tower, the shell-riddled building that has come to symbolise the civil war.

the tower has four façades, 140 metres high and 25 metres wide. the aim was to precisely orientate over 30,000 fa-cets of identical size so that the tower can reflect some of beirut’s monuments and remarkable districts, and that these reflections should be visible from precise areas of the city. the re-maining facets are orientated to produce smooth transitions between these panoramic viewpoints. when light encounters a reflective sur-face, it is reflected according to its angle of incidence on that surface. the principle of the reflective facade consisted in globally defining the orientation of each facet of the cylinder’s surface to create the desired reflection. working with specialists in this field, they produced an auto-mated 3d tool enabling them to visualise different instances of the facade by changing viewpoints at will, both the reflective area and the position of the reflected images on the tower.

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture

the lobby image courtesy LAN architecture the lobby is in direct contact with the core’s noble access, dividing the floor in day and night programs.

pool image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture conceptual axonometry image courtesy LAN architecture

image courtesy LAN architecture elevation view image courtesy LAN architecture

  • love the ‘reflective facets’ idea. brilliant!

    iMagot says:
  • too tall for the area. love the interiors though.

    nb says:
  • PLEASE DO THIS IN DUBAI in QUATAR NOT IN BEIRUT !!!!
    CONSERVE OUR ARCHITECTURE !!! ALL BEIRUT IS FULL OF TOWER FOR SAUDI PEOPLE!!!

    carlo says:
  • Well it’s nice that u’re gonna have Landmark but honestly, it should be different than that and stop building in Bierut… LET the SUN SHINE ON US.

    MIRNA says:

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