Beirut-based architecture firm PARALX has designed an apartment building that offers residents in each unit the kind of amenities that are usually only available to penthouse dwellers: gardens and pools. Called the T3 Tower, the proposed structure would be located in the Beirut Digital District, the city’s growing hub for technology and creative industries, which CNN has called “Lebanon’s Silicon Valley.”
The tower would be erected in the area that divided the city between east and west during its civil war years, and it “reflects the masterplan vision of being a space for convergence rather than one of segregation,” according to the firm. The street level of the slab-and-glass structure will include cafés and restaurants, with residential units on the upper floors.
The apartments were designed to have an airy feel, with open plans and high ceilings. Each has its own “mini piazza,” which consists of a hanging garden or plunge pool, with views of downtown, the Mediterranean Sea, and the mountains.
The T3 Tower, which recently won a merit award from the American Institute of Architects’ Los Angeles chapter, is part of the district’s overall plan to connect the city through piazzas and landscaped areas, renovating existing structures and adding office space, apartments, hotels, shopping, and entertainment facilities.
Via Architectural Digest