Project Development of Saida Seafront Fa├žade (International Competition)  
Client Municipality of Saida / Directorate General of Urbanism 
Associated Firm Weidleplan - Germany 
Location Lebanon 
Type Engineering 
Sectors Transportation & Highway 
Date May 1996 - Sept 1996 
Brief Description:

Narrative Description of Project:
Saida, a historic town dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C., has undergone a considerable degradation due to uncontrolled urbanization.
The international competition addresses the seafront of Saida from its Northern Gate up to and including Alexander Bay.
The objectives of the project are:
1. Conservation of the cultural and archaeologic heritage.
2. Re-establish the relation between the city and the sea, threatened by the alignment of a proposed road project.
3. Development of the seafront extending along 5 km, benefiting from its well-preserved beaches and proposing quality developments that preserve the environment and capitalizes on the touristic potential of Saida.
4. Propose a circulation plan across the city that recognizes the functional hierarchy of roads and paths servicing different users (pedestrians, local traffic, and transit traffic).