Elderly and Youth Housing Proposal - Achrafieh, Beirut

The story of an elder and a youth…in a politically controlled city

This story takes place in an area rich in educative institutions. Political borders, physical and visual boundaries as well as intense security measures divide the area into different parts. 

The main characters are the youth and the elderly. The irreversibly present gap between these two generations is represented by two thick walls, which divide the plot into two parts, each containing one of the groups, in direct connection with their interests and aims.
The elderly (blue units) are breaking the present boundary in order to get closer to the youth generation, and are therefore including the two structural walls in their units. As for the youth (yellow units), they will expand vertically in order to regain their full privacy within their community.

Pia Aoun - (Group work of two)