Lebanese University North Campus
Tripoli, Lebanon
Lebanese University North Campus
Tripoli, Lebanon

The Lebanese University campus in Tripoli aimed to regroup the eight faculties of the university in the North into one site. The mix of requirements and constraints added more complexity to the architectural challenge of the project:

- Design a campus with an 18,000-student capacity with a limited state budget and within a 13-hectare site, inclusive of an unusable 3-hectare area,
- Provide a spacious and modern studying environment that contrasts with the previous dire conditions,
- Suggest a flexible construction cycle that phases in the different faculties and their locations within the master plan.

This master plan follows a modular design approach allowing for future expansion. A unified module unit was used to define all the spaces of the campus. Two new specialization buildings were introduced (Institute of Technology, Agriculture) in addition to the eight existing faculties

The master plan also includes all supporting functions necessary for the proper functioning of the campus i.e. library, administrative building, cafeteria, car park and sports center, while making extensive use of underground areas to make up for the small allocated site.

  Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Client: Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)
Address: Tallet El Serail, Beirut, Lebanon Tel: +961 1 981431

  Total land surface area: 130,000 m2
Total built-up area: 200,000 m2
Total project cost: Up to USD 140 million
Completion date: 2008

  Services provided: Master plan, programming of student capacity, conceptual and preliminary design, tender documents, supervision (for all trades)