Karantina Play garden :
A space for encounters
Beirut's first public play garden.
Karantina play garden wins the award for the public space category during the Lebanese Architecture Awards , held in February 2017. The new design is one of the first public play gardens for kids in Beirut. It transformed a previously abandoned space with large lush trees into a reconciliation garden between past and present, enabling encounters between different communities, cultures and generations.
Karantina Play Garden credits
Project: Karantina play garden: grounds for encounters
Category: Public spaces- Award winning design at the Lebanese Architecture Awards 2017
Landscape architects: Zeina Kronfol & Pamela Haydamous
Curation & Supervision: Greener.ontheotherside
Approach: open, collaborative and community engaging
Landscape Contractor: Oliver Webhe, Nature Lab
Completed: December, 2016.
Location:Karantina, al-mudawwar district, north-east of Beirut.
Official garden name: PatriarcheBoulos el-Meouchy garden
Greenstudios (production of drawings)
Watermaster (water feature)
Organizers of the open call for artists: TandemWorks
Winners of the design development and execution of the play items under the bridge: CatalyticAction
Community engagement workshops: CatalyticAction in collaboration with the Chain effect, Recycle lebanon and Urban pins.
The jury competition members: Rachid Achkar, Adib Dada, Mona Hallak, Ayssar Arida, Rula Hajj-Ismail and Rana Samara Jubeily
Illustration: Reem Sawma
Photography: Salim Batlouni
Our passionate supporter: Assadour Attar & the community members of Karantina