Zaarour Club

Partner in Charge: Youssef Mallat
Architect in Charge: Richard Kassab
Team: Michel Semaan, Rami Nouhra, Layal Aoun, Raffi Santourian, Richard Azzam, Nada Assaf, Joy Traboulsi, Aline Chahine, Sandra Richani
Renders: Tony Antoun
Project Description:
The inherent character of the site’s environment is unique. The location allows various relationships to the larger environment through views, pathways, trails and landscapes. Our aim is to take advantage of the natural setting while creating a distinctive yet subtle project identity. Hence the challenge with the Zaarour Resort is to construct the density required while still respecting and incorporating the rich natural environment.

The project’s identity is formed by a humble approach towards the site and anability to look beyond architectural trends.
Landscape Architects: Atelier Hamra
Sustainable design: Eco Consulting
Electro-mechanical consultant: Barbanel
Traffic engineering: Sets
Quantity surveying: EGN Consultants
Location:  Zaarour, Lebanon
Client:  Mr. Gabriel El Murr
Project area:  55,000 m2
Budget:  $60M USD
Year:  2012
Project status:  Competition 1st runner up