Theme Week Beirut – The Marina Towers

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Marina Tower and the Four Season Hotels and Resorts Tower © A.K.Khalifeh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Marina Tower and the Four Season Hotels and Resorts Tower © A.K.Khalifeh/cc-by-sa-3.0

Marina Towers project is a residential complex in Beirut Central District, Lebanon. It is located near the Beirut Marina and consists of a high-rise apartment building, Marina Tower, and two mid-rise apartment buildings, Marina Court and Marina Garden. Designed by the renowned firm of architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the Marina Towers project is built on over 7,000 square metres of land with the main tower reaching a height of 150 metres, making it the second tallest building in Lebanon. The Marina Towers project is the biggest and most prestigious residential project on the Mediterranean sea and one that is a natural part of Beirut itself, boasting ultra luxurious simplex, duplex apartments and a penthouse with a private pool.

The orientation of the Marina Tower is set on the radial axis of the harbor, emphasizing its vital link with the Beirut Western Marina. A crescent shape has been used in the design of the structure to incorporate the naturally rounded forms of waterfront architecture and provide each of the apartments with dramatic panoramas to the sea, the mountains, the Beirut Central District Park and the Marina. The contemplative, clean-lined architecture consists of 26 floors that stretch 150m above sea level.

Marina Tower and the Four Season Hotels and Resorts Tower © A.K.Khalifeh/cc-by-sa-3.0 Saint George Bay Towers (Marina Towers, Platinum Tower, Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel) and Marina at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut © Wusel007/cc-by-sa-4.0 Marina Towers (left) and Platinum Tower (right) © A.K.Khalifeh/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Saint George Bay Towers (Marina Towers, Platinum Tower, Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel) and Marina at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut © Wusel007/cc-by-sa-4.0
The entire structure uses stone and glass with a combination of aluminum curtain walls and clear double-glazing that extends all the way to the top. Residents with boats can use a nearby floating slip that gives access to the sea. Directly adjacent to the Marina Tower is the Marina Garden, an area offering the choice of smaller, units that are surrounded by over 3,000 square metres of gardens.

As a complement to the Tower and Garden, the Court offers space with smaller, more adaptable, modular surface areas that allow for a possible expansion by joining apartments. Each apartment has 3.4 meter high ceilings, glass walls, and trendy space management, intended to make the most of each square meter.

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