Projects for Culture are not just important for the spaces they create, the also have the potential to completely transform places which had been hitherto lost, forgotten or scattered. Much more durable than the Bilbao effect which was most effective on an international scale at a certain point in time, good cultural projects recognise what is already there and introduce new qualities which also enhance and consolidate their predecessors.
We attempt to reveal just how audacious or exciting a decision to take a second look can be. Thus if we have the audacity to preserve renovate and transform the maligned elements of our architectural surroundings we may get more than they planned.
We are especially in love with beautiful materials which work hard to both fulfil technical and environmental requirements while providing feasts for all of the senses such as the golden travertine in the Beirut cultural Centre.