Al Baqaa Fishermen Cooperative Housing Complex
Tyre, Lebanon
Built with the help of the Association for Rural Development in South Lebanon and other organisations for the Al Baqaa Fishermen’s housing cooperative on land on the outskirts of the city, the complex provides a solution for the old and overcrowded conditions that this marginalised community lived under. The complex takes the form of an elongated building (7.6 metres thick) that wraps in on itself creating an internal road and a courtyard with a public garden and playground. There are 80 two-bedroom units of roughly equal size each with private outdoor space. The linear mass of the complex is perforated with passages and small public spaces to enhance its urban character.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Tyre, Lebanon
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