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Beirut’s waterfront to get facelift with massive mixed-use community
SB Architects, in collaboration with landscape architecture firm Sean K Simms and local architecture firm Erga Group, has completed the design of the first phase of Waterfront City, an expansive new mixed-use community on the Mediterranean near downtown Beirut. The 48-acre project is a joint venture between Beirut-based Ste Joseph G. Khoury et Fils Holding and international development partner Majid Al Futtaim. Phase one of Waterfront City will include 270 luxury residences rising eight stories above street level. Located 15 kilometers from Beirut’s Central District, Waterfront City revolves around a pedestrian promenade that overlooks the Joseph Khoury Marina—the largest marina in Beirut and one of the largest in the Mediterranean. When complete, Waterfront City will total more than 5,000 new residences, along with numerous commercial and retail districts.