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post updated 31 March 2024

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Beirut Architecture Tour: Exclusive Lebanon Guided Walks

Beirut Architecture Walking Tours

Our Beirut guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Lebanon are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Lebanon please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Lebanon Architecture Designs : chronological list

3Beirut in Lebanon, Solidere Masterplan Sector B, central Lebanon by Foster + Partners:
3Beirut in Lebanon - Beirut Architecture Walking Tours
photography : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Responding directly to the site and culture of Beirut, the scheme creates a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. The development also strengthens Beirut’s role as a centre for tourism, commerce, retail and entertainment while providing new green spaces at ground level for the city to enjoy. The scheme is made up of three limestone clad towers that provide an animated ground plane of shops, cafes, restaurants, a fitness centre, an art gallery and public gardens. The lobbies are connected to the ground plane with a distinctive water features.

Issam Fares Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects
Issam Fares Institute Building - Beirut Architecture Tours
photography © Hufton + Crow
A new building for the American University of Beirut’s campus, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context. One of the 6 winning projects of 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, chosen from 348 worldwide nominations.

The Master Jury’s citation:
“As the last in a series of buildings, the Issam Fares Institute completes the central oval courtyard of the upper campus of American University of Beirut, located on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean. This educational building solves a dense programme within a surprisingly small footprint in a manner that is sensitive to its context. With its contemporary form and the purity of its architectural language the building differentiates itself from its neighbours, though it is not in conflict with the campus and its architecture.

The Cube in Beirut Building by Orange Architects:
The Cube Beirut Architecture Walking Tours
photograph : Matthijs van Roon

Tours to Tripoli, Lebanon, are also possible:

Tripoli Fairgrounds by Oscar Niemeyer Architect, Brazil:
Tripoli Fairgrounds by Oscar Niemeyer
photograph courtesy Styliane Philippou
In 1962 Oscar Niemeyer flew in a helicopter over the outskirts of Tripoli. After two circuits over the city he had decided the best location for the fair. At the time, the Brazilian architect was riding the wave of success from his work in Brasilia, the new capital of his home country. The Lebanese gave him nearly 250 acres of land to design the grounds for a grand World’s Fair to showcase the country’s development and innovation.

The city also has good contemporary architecture – with significant recent buildings being the 3Beirut and Issam Fares Institute. These buildings are all possible to visit on our Israeli Architecture Tours.

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Zaha Hadid Architects, Oscar Niemeyer, Foster + Partners, KPF, Orange Architects and LAN Architecture.

486 Mina El Hosn Building, by LAN Architecture:
486 Mina El Hosn Beirut
picture from architects

Dakota apartments, Ashrafieh, by Turner Associates:
Beirut Housing
image from architects

Hariri Memorial Garden by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture:
Hariri Memorial Garden
photograph : Matteo Piazza

Marina Towers Lebanon by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF):
Marina Towers Beirut
building photo © Solidere

Lebanese Residence, Faqra, central Lebanon by Francis Landscapes Ltd:
Lebanese residence
photograph from Francis Landscapes Ltd

Beirut Walking Tours

Beirut Architectural Tours can focus on traditional or contemporary Lebanese buildings or both. The Beirut Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or can be tailored to your group’s interests.

e-architect can provide advice on your itinerary ahead of Walking Tours of Beirut. We are more than happy to accommodate your needs and interests on our Beirut Architecture Tours.

We can provide information on areas and building types ahead of your architecture tour. For example a group of architects interested in innovative Beirut housing or office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to Lebanon.

Visitors typically start their Beirut Architecture Walking Tours in the city centre, but our guides can also collect groups from their hotel if preferred.

Bachoura Building Art in Beirut by artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada BAD. Built by Associative Data:
Bachoura Building Art - Beirut Architecture Tours
image courtesy of artist / architect

Beirut Walking Tours

Contact us to arrange your Lebanese architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)

We ask that payments must be made in full prior to the Lebanese architectural tour.

Issam Fares Institute building design by Zaha Hadid Architects:
Issam Fares Institute - Beirut Architecture Walking Tours
photography © Hufton + Crow

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Location: Beirut, Lebanon, the Middle East, western Asia

Lebanese Buildings

Lebanon Architecture Designs : chronological list

Lebanon Buildings

Y Buildings, Ashrafieh, Beirut
Y Buildings Ashrafieh
image from architects
Y Buildings by Paul Kaloustian Architect

USEK Student Housing, Kaslik, north of Beirut
Design: Henry Eid Architect + SE.Arch
USEK Student Housing
photo from architects
USEK Student Housing

Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp, Tripoli
Design: United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA)
Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp Lebanon
photo : Abdelnaser Ayi
Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp
Reconstructing a camp of 27,000 refugees which was 95% destroyed during the 2007 war involved a planning effort with the entire community, followed by a series of eight construction phases.

Banque Libano Francaise HQ in Beirut
Design: Snøhetta Architects
Banque Libano Francaise HQ - Beirut Architecture Walking Tour
images courtesy architects
Beirut HQ Building Design
Snøhetta has won the competition to design the new Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) headquarters. Located in Beirut, the project marks Snøhetta’s first ever commission in Lebanon.

K Galleria, Kaslik, Keserwan District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate
Design: MZ Architects
K Galleria Kaslik building - Beirut Architecture Walking Tours
image from architects
K Galleria Building in Lebanon

Lebanese Office Buildings

3Beirut Buildings
3Beirut Lebanon Building - Beirut Architecture Walking Tours
image : Foster + Partners

Recent architecture:

U Energy in Hazmieh

U House in Beit Mery

One Independence Square Beirut Building

Middle Eastern Buildings

Jordan Architecture

Syrian Building

Buildings / photos for the Beirut Architecture Walking Tours – Lebanon Building Guides page welcome