Swiss architect studio Herzog & de Meuron has recently designed this 119-metre tall staggered tower building in Beirut. The residential terraces, which overlook the city’s marina, are a part of a larger regeneration project that’s developing around St. George’s hotel.

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The stunning structure is made up of five modular floors with overhanging ceilings that extend over the homes by at least 60 cm, which provide shade and create balconies.

The studio gave this quote about the building, saying,

“Five principles define the project: layers and terraces, inside and outside, vegetation, views and privacy, light and identity, The result is a vertically layered building: slabs of varying sizes allow for interplay between openness and privacy that fosters flexible living between inside and outside.”

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If you’d like to see more Herzog & de Meuron-designed, you should check out Vitra’s Schaudepot.

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