Urbani izziv Volume 9, No. 1, June 1998
Lučka AŽMAN MOMIRSKI
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Oslo, Norwegian Academy of Architecture, Oslo, Norway
Connecting the broken city
The article begins with the exponential growth of the city Beirut between and after the war in Lebanon. It is followed by post-war reconstruction of the city. Emphasis is placed on the city centre that was badly damaged during the war and reflections on the reestablishment of public life in the city and reflections on the understanding of transitory architecture, common in places where physical and social ties between the inhabitants were broken.
Beirut, icon-city, Lebanon, urban infrastructure, urban reconstruction, war