an architecture practice led by Walid Zeidan based in Lebanon, whose work spans several countries & varies from luxury towers, private residences, interiors to object design. Recent success stories include the launch of the Okhtein Flagship store in Cairo Egypt and featured in Forbes Magazine and Vogue Italia. Wz Architects architecture firm has projects in Lebanon, Cairo and Saudi Arabia as well as most the MENA region. At WZ Architects we believe it is the uniqueness of each individual that forms WZ architects, just like each element in our designs has its own identity. We inspire each other and together drive the direction and approach to our work.
BCCe, Beirut City Center is an intervention proposed onto an existing mall. The rooftop Food and Beverage cluster was redesigned via an exoskeleton that was added to the entire mall to revitalize it. The exoskeleten serves as a multi-functional entity, acting as structure, a pergola and a seperator.
As structure, the exoskeleton hosts passages, lightweight market units, MEP equipment, pv panels and plants.
As a pergola, the exoskeleton carries shading panels, as well as speakers, lights, and fans.
As a seperator, the exoskeleton creates a division between the restaurant terraces and the circulation spaces, through planters, panels and water features.