Weaving Mobility

 Weaving Mobility: Reconnecting Karantina after the August 2020 blast
Tasos Antonopoulos, Michalis Psaras, Alice Sikiaridis, Shing Yat Tam

Considering the uncertain restoration progress and future of Beirut, this proposal does not claim to be an anti-historicist urban panacea but rather a pragmatic effort embracing the existing risks and opportunities to strive for meaningful port-city relationships. The old urban fabrics are respected. Improvements are proposed to occur along a piecemeal approach. The pedestrian network serves as the basis of this urban gesture, a catalyst to weave mobility and fuel the engines of restoration and regeneration; a process that will re-center Karantina amidst a new port-city future for Beirut.