The clients wanted an iconic, temple-like nightclub with a sense of nostalgia, mystery and nature. Design to completion took just three months. Open to the sky, it has double walling of rock wool, mesh and foam for effective sound insulation. 36 mast-like structures carrying linear lighting dominate the space - a reference to the surrounding Mediterranean Sea and Lebanon’s seafaring past. A circular focal point on one wall emulates the rising sun or full moon. Greenery around the booths further brings the outside in and echoes the importance of nature for wellbeing. Design elements can be adapted to the itinerary of themed nights, offering an immersive audio-visual experience that reignites the imagination and helps visitors forget the stresses of daily life.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture