Chapter in “Lessons in Post-War Reconstruction: Case Studies from Lebanon in the Aftermath of the 2006 War” edited by Howayda Al-Harithy. Published by Routledge.U.K, 2010.

After the ceasefire, a group of architects and planners from the American University of Beirut formed the Reconstruction Unit to help in the recovery process and in rebuilding the lives of those affected by the 2006 war in Lebanon.

The book highlights a series of case studies documenting the work of the Unit, discusses the lessons to be learned from the experiences of Lebanon after the July War, and suggests how those lessons might be applied elsewhere.

Chapter 3 by Hana Alamuddin, “Wa’d: The Reconstruction Project of the Southern Suburb of Beirut”, addresses the highly complex and conflicting issues of context as considered and dealt with the Wa’d project, the reconstruction project of the southern suburb of Beirut implemented after the July 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon.

It discusses how the design negotiated the various aspects of context in this environment and the manner in which it developed an urban design strategy that would balance all its conflicting aspects to better serve the residents of the area.

Print ISBN: 9780415571050
eBook ISBN: 9780203851524