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Location
Tripoli - Libya

Year of completion
June 2011

Client
Social Security Fund Investment Company (SSFIC)

Gross floor area
140,000 m²

Design team
Libya design

Description
Site area potential is reflected in its position in the Tripoli city center. It represents the only area in the city center coast line that is not occupied, with potential to develop city public beach and open area next to the sea with additional facilities.

Master plan concept goals – Master plan goals are enhancement of the city life by improving its cultural and recreational activities, connection between city and the sea, establishment of the Cornish line, allowing pedestrians to walk along the sea line.

Traffic is minimized in the area of the site to access roads for facilities and parking areas, calculated according to the each zone needs. Rest of the traffic is based on pedestrian and cyclist movement. This kind of arrangement will allow bigger car free zones and higher comfort for visitors.

In comparison with conventional systems, Mediamesh is a transparent system that does not completely close off the facade. The architecture of the building is not destroyed and, when turned off, the Mediamesh is also integrated as a harmonious element of the architectural design.  Mediamesh marks itself through a sophisticated design and is flexible integrated into the façade architecture according to the building. The basic concept of mesh is a stainless steel mesh with interwoven LED profiles and with connected media controls installed behind it. The LEDs reflects the images onto the façade, offering the ability to display a wide spectrum of graphics, text and video.

Tripoli Line Project Development
Site area 14ha is located on north-east Tripoli coast line.
Existing condition:
-site area:
1 - parking
2 - small dock for boats  
3 - public beach
4 - abandoned beach resort
5 - non-developed area
- surrounding area:
6 - hotel
7 - public green park
8 - hotel tower
9 - residential area
Area potential is reflected in its position in the Tripoli city centre as well as in the fact it represents the only area in city centre coast linethat is not occupied, left with potential to develop in city public beach and open area next to the sea supported with following facilities.
Site area potential is reflected in its position in the Tripoli city centre as well as in the fact it represents the only area in city centre coast line that is not occupied, left with potential to develop in city public beach and open area next to the sea supported with following facilities.
Masterplan concept goals
Masterplan goals are enhancement of city life by improving its cultural and recreational activities, connection between city and the sea, establishment of the Cornish line allowing pedestrians walking along the sea line.

Masterplan concept
Tripoli Line Project Development is imagined as a linear development, thickening the direction of the main road which is bordering the site towards the city, reflecting the city build structure towards the sea direction with a low density that alternates with open spaces. Development line is stratified and variable along its way dependable on zone trough which is passing. Invariable part of the project line would be the buffer green line that would go all the way along the street. According to the site analysis and function, suggested are three zones.

Masterplan concept zoning
Zone A - business and sport and recreational centre (private zone)
Zone A is imagined as more private with 2 main type of facilities. First group would be related with sport and recreation with controlled entrance to open courts swimming pools with treated sea water and sport clubs facilities. Second group would be related with business clubs and congress hall. Zone would be a good support to existing hotel facilities in surrounding area as well as business towers.
Proposed facilities:
-    sport facilities
-    open sport courts ( tennis, volleyball, basketball, mini golf …. )
-    open swimming pools
-    sport clubs
-    retail
-    business clubs
-    congress hall
-    restaurants
-    parking
-    green areas
-    service facilities
Zone B - cultural activities and shopping (semi-public)
Zone B is imagined as a cultural semi-public zone, placed between zone A and zone C would prolong daily activity to evening and night hours with facilities that offer entertainment like cinema theatres and retail.
Proposed facilities:
-    restaurants
-    cafés
-    cinema
-    galleries
-    open theatre
-    playgrounds
-    retail
-    multipurpose hall
-    green spaces
-    parking
-    service buildings

Zone C- public beach, open sports and parks
Zone C is imagined as a public zone with free access to all proposed facilities. Public beach, parks and open courts would create a quality environment for city people to spend active free time next to the sea in the hearth of the city.
Proposed facilities:
-    public beach
-    green areas
-    open public sport courts
-    playgrounds
-    parking
-    supporting facilities

Traffic
Traffic is minimized in the area of the site to access roads for facilities and parking areas, calculated according to each zone needs. Rest of the traffic is based on pedestrian and cyclist movement. This kind of arrangement will allow bigger car free zones and higher comfort for visitors.

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