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Winning design announced for new art museum in Beirut

An international jury, chaired by Lord Peter Palumbo, Chairman of The Pritzker Prize for Architecture, has selected the winning design for the competition to design Beirut?s newest art museum, BeMA: Beirut Museum of Art. The firm HW architecture, led by Lebanese/French architect Hala Wardé, was selected from a shortlist of 13 design teams. The new museum will be centrally located in the heart of the Beirut positioned on a symbolically-charged site in Beirut that once marked the dividing lines in the Lebanese civil war ? now to be transformed into a site of unification.
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