Closing Ceremony of Beautifying Tripoli Entrances - El Nini Roundabout Area

10 March 2024


Within the strategy of Beirut Arab University in serving the community, the Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment Tripoli Branch organized an honoring ceremony at the end of the architectural competition entitled "Beautifying the entrances of Tripoli in El Nini Roundabout Area" by an initiative from the Maan Organization and the participation of the Mawlawi Cultural Center. The purpose of the competition was to select designs for the El Nini Roundabout that reflect Tripoli's culture.
Twenty students participated in the competition under the supervision of the Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture- Design and Built Environment Dr. Fatima Yehya Bolok and Engineer Bassem Zawdeh where three projects won after several qualifications with detailed explanation for each project.
The student Sara Al Sayyed won the first project which was focused on the gate and entrance to the streets surrounding El Nini roundabout. Her idea was inspired by the pointed arches of the Rashid Karami Exhibition where she merged three of them in various sizes and orientations.
The student Dalia Majzoub won the second project whom she combined the traditional style with the modern and her idea was linked to the Mina area and used steel cables for structural use.
The third project was for both students Jad Kassar and Ahmed Maasarani, where they repeated arches located in the Tripoli region, but in different sizes and by using modern construction materials.
The ceremony concluded with the distribution of participation certificates to all students and appreciation shields for winners and the jury.