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TRIPOLI CONGRESS CENTER

LOCATION_LIBYA
CLIENT_STATE OF LIBYA / SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION
YEAR_2009-2010
STATUS_BUILT
TYPE_CULTURE
USABLE AREA_25,000

PRESIDENTIAL REPRESENTATIVE

Open to the world cultures and where diverse languages meet up, Tripoli Congress Center is a strong element of high representation and welcomes presidents of the world in the texture of the natural environment. Surrounded by the woods, the rectangular two storeys ‘block’ is nested in a semi-transparent metal envelop as a “shield” that opens up to the external landscape with a wide portico that defines the main entrance. Between the mesh and the inner glass walls, a semi-open shady circulation area is created as an extension of the landscape, provides natural cooling. Incise patterns inspired by the trees around the site, permit controlled daylight to diffuse into the central space and at night the oozing beams through the slits integrate with the wood at the background. It is simple but functional and finds its expression in clarity and sincerity.


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