Studio Etienne Bastormagi Contrasts Beirut’s Historic Villa with Interactive Public Installation

Following the devastating explosion that took place on August 4th, 2020, Studio Etienne Bastormagi and Hatch Architects and Planners have designed a modular public installation for the historic Sursock Museum in Beirut, Lebanon, a structure that was heavily impacted by the explosion and is currently undergoing renovations. Titled “Diving Board”, the installation creates a new link between the museum and visitors by opening up the structure’s gated esplanade, creating a new interchangeable public space within the culturally-rich district.

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