Lebanon seeks architects for cultural centre

The Lebanese Ministry of Culture has launched a competition to design a new cultural centre in Beirut.

The Lebanese Ministry of Culture has launched a competition to design a new cultural centre in Beirut.

The House of Art and Culture will be the first building of its kind within the city, and is aimed at providing a performance space for the arts and an environment that encourages and nurtures cultural development.

The Ministry of Culture is aiming for the building to be the leading regional centre for arts and culture, and as such. its architectural design should be innovative and modern. "The centre should be a free space of artistic expression with no boundaries. Its functions and agenda, multiple but equilibrated, should be open to all kinds of art, including those that encourage interactivity between artists and their public, conferences, workshops and free initiatives,"? said Tarek Mitri, Lebanese Minister of Culture.

The centre is to be located within the Ghalghoul district of the city, which was ransacked during civil conflicts during the 1970s and 1980s, and demolished in 1994 as part of a reconstruction project. The closing date for registration is 29th September, with an admission fee of US$250. The winner will be announced in mid-March 2009.

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