Ammiq Park House
West Beqaa, Lebanon
Tawlet Ammiq is an eco-restaurant designed as the seed element in the revival of the abandoned Ammiq village, 20 adobe and stone houses devastated by earthquake in 1956, as an eco-tourism and heritage initiative in this highly biologically diverse area of the Bekaa valley. Contrasting the village context (old) and Tawlet Ammiq (modern) was a major design driver. The building is characterised by the use of ecological construction techniques adapted to the climate and the facility’s uses; on approach the only signal of its presence are four solar chimneys. Ten permanent and 20 seasonal job opportunities were created in addition to the purchase of local fresh produce.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
West Beqaa, Lebanon
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Completed 2012
Dimensions
900 m²
Variant Names
Ammiq Park House
Building Usages
hotel
commercial
restaurant
commercial
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee