Students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture at the Lebanese University (LU) won 1st place in the international competition Inspirelli and received the Jury Award.
The students shared the 1st prize globally with an engineering project submitted from Malaysia and received the award during a ceremony at the Sursock Museum.
They received the public vote via Instagram award and the Student Jury Prize for two projects related to the reconstruction of the port of Beirut.
Here are the details:
- Beirut Port: An Urban Life Generator: by Sergio Zogheib, Peter Aoun, Julian Mikhail, Tia Bishara, Leah Lahoud, Rita Abizaid, and Nour Kreidi, winning the Student Jury Prize.
- Beirut- A Multi-layered Port City: Myriam Bou Khalil, Clara Fahed, Ghinwa Mansour, Ghinwa Bou Fadel, Sarah Atoui, and Melissa Saikaly won the public vote via Instagram.
The Czech organization Inspirelli, which has been organizing this competition for years, decided that this year’s award would be for projects concerned with the reconstruction of the port of Beirut.
According to the Lebanese University, the jury of the competition pointed out that the design criteria in the project of students of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture are the most appropriate in terms of geographical location, cost, and shape.
Whereas the Mayor of Beirut, Jamal Itani, considered that the Lebanese University submitted a distinctive design that will be transferred through the Municipality of Beirut to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport concerned with the reconstruction of the port.