Located on a vacant site facing the Mediterranean Sea at Mastita, near Byblos, we designed a new build 750m2 restaurant building and interior, accommodating 245 covers for the client Deek Duke.
The underlying design narrative for the building was a simple ‘chicken coup’, but executed in a contemporary manner. The client was keen for the building to convey a strong industrial identity which should also carry through to the interior.
The building is a steel framed structure, set on reinforced pile and cap footings. The external cladding is Zinc VM and to reduce thermal build up on the building envelope, we designed a second external cladding skin allowing the building to passively ventilate through a series of grilles located at ridge and building base level.
Detailed consideration and analysis were also given toward servicing of the site and this included provision for generator back up and desalinisation plant. Operational servicing of the building and general master planning of the site were also part of the clients brief.