Saifi - LB
AUBni / Nusaned
This classified heritage building was built during the time of the Ottoman Empire in 1874. Highly affected by the tragic Beirut port blast in August 2020, the building lost part of its façade’s structural integrity, the wood fenestration and internal doors were shattered, and internal walls were severely bulging. CTI was awarded the restoration of this four-floor triple arch building, with the aim to preserve the architectural and historical identity of the city of Beirut. The highest standards and painstaking methods for the restoration of heritage buildings were used, in full coordination with the Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA). The material used included Non-Hydraulic Lime (NHL 3.5), Qotrani wood, sandstone, and bricks.