The volume is the catalogue of the Lebanese Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, the first national participation of Lebanon in the Architecture Biennale.
Published with the support of the Department of Urbanism at the Lebanese University (LU), the School of Architecture and Design at the Lebanese American University (LAU), the Arab Center for Architecture (ACA), and the Lebanese Landscape Association (LELA), the project aims to draw the attention of both the related professional body and the public as a whole to the conditions of architecture in Lebanon.
The attention of practitioners is focused on built objects, and hardly on open spaces and unbuilt territory - on the "space between things": The Place That Remains. "It is an assessment of our territory, an identification of what remains, and a reflection on the built environment through an inventory of the unbuilt land ... The project implicitly reveals the urban pattern, between the lines, within the blanks of the built etching. It draws the powerful inverted image that hosts the telluric forces of the territory". This place that still remains is the place that would host our dreams and expectations. It is a precious resource for creating a meaningful territory.
About the Author
Hala Younes, curator of the Lebanese Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Lebanese American University LAU.