Two years after the Beirut port explosion, the Lebanese artist Pierre Abboud has unveiled a touching monument in memory of the victims and the once-glorious Beirut port silos.
The Lebanese artist and designer used the material taken from the blast’s rubbles to transform it into a beautiful piece showcasing the faces of the victims while merging it with the remaining part of the silos.
During an interview with MTV, Pierre Abboud stated that the structure is put on the same level as the silos while highlighting that the monument can be expanded and reworked in case other parts of the silos start to collapse.
Abboud’s idea started soon after the explosion, as he wanted to use his talent to create a monument to reflect on the “heroes who are now gone.”
On the 2nd anniversary of the explosion, Domaine Public Architects also designed a 3D project to turn the site into a space where people can heal collectively and to commemorate the victims and survivors of the blast.
It is worth noting that Lebanese Pierre Abboud has helped in scoring a Guinness World Record for Lebanon for the Largest Recyclable Material Mosaic.
He also created many masterpieces made of recycled trash, including “The Bride of the Revolution, “We Are Family,” and “Revolution is a Woman.”