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Meetings on Architecture | September 14 at 2:30pm | Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale, Venice  
Meetings on Architecture
16th International Architecture Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia

The Lebanese Pavilion
“The Place That Remains”

"The Livability on the Mediterranean Hinterland"
a panel discussion
September 14 at 2:30 pm
Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale, Venice

© Ieva Saudargaité 2018
"The Livability of the Mediterranean Hinterland"

As part of the Meetings on Architecture programme taking place during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition from May to November 2018, the Lebanese Pavilion is organizing a talk about the Mediterranean cities' hinterland. As the Mediterranean coastline is becoming increasingly saturated, the future of the Mediterranean cities lies in the livability of their hinterland and their capability to legitimate their development in the territorial horizon that had underlied their wealth and attractiveness.

The panel is moderated by Hala Younes, architect and curator of the Lebanese Pavilion. The project of the Pavilion, entitled "The Place That Remains", is a cartographic inventory of the remaining spaces allowing to reconsider Beirut as a territorial city benevolent, welcoming, and caring for its hinterland.


George Arbid, architect, mayor of Maaser El-Chouf, founding member and director of the Arab Center for Architecture in Beirut. He taught design studios and courses in the history and theory of architecture at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts and the American University of Beirut. Among his publications is the award-winning book Architecture from the Arab World, 1914-2014, a selection, published at the occasion of the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014.

David Mangin, architect, urban planner, and recipient of the Grand Prix of Urban Planning in 2008. He is an Associate architect-co-manager of SEURA Architects since 1996, professor at the School of Architecture of Marne-La-Vallée and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Mangin is a member of the scientific councils of Puca, «Factory of the City», and Atelier International du Grand Paris. He is the author of La Ville Franchisée, structures et formes urbaines de la ville contemporaine, Editions la Villette, 2004.

Jad Tabet, architect, president of Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects, president of the Arab Union of Architects, and former Member of UNESCO World Heritage Committee. He taught architecture at the Lebanese University, the American University of Beirut, the Belleville School of Architecture in Paris, and the Paris School of International Affairs/Sciences Po-Paris. Tabet is the author of several academic publications on war and reconstruction, and on the relationship between heritage and modernity.

Paola Viganò, architect and urbanist. She is a professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (Lausanne) and Università IUAV of Venice, and member of the scientific committee of Atelier International du Grand Paris. In 1990, together with Bernardo Secchi, she founded Studio, which works today on urban and architectural projects in Europe. Vigano is the first woman to receive the Grand Prix of Urban Planning in 2013. Among her main publications is The Territory of Urbanism, Routledge EPFL Press, 2016 (I territori dell’urbanistica, Officina, Roma 2010).

Practical info:
Opening time
September 14, 2018 at 2.30pm

Special entrance tickets are on sale for 10€ at the ticket office of the Arsenale and are valid from 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Teatro alle Tese, Arsenale, Venice

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