The GMPS TEAM
Karim Attoui, Stephanie Bashir, Giorgio Bordiga, Andreas Müller
The Gemmayzé Microsystem Proposal Solution is a Desmeem project under the theme: Design, Urban Space & Public Transport.
Gemmayzé is an old residential quarter full of heritage buildings with a strong sense of community within the neighborhood. During the past ten years, an ever growing nightlife was established; attracting thousands of people and tons of cars into its narrow streets.
Today, Gemmayzé is congested and no public transport company dares to enter its streets. This is a challenging setup for any urban proposal.
While noticing that the current traffic interventions in Lebanon follow mainly European approaches, the team set out to find a solution that takes into consideration the Lebanese mentality.
The project is built on the idea of Shared space. Introducing this concept means overcoming the dichotomy of the classic European philosophy and opening up to an eastern approach. There is no right or wrong, but an idea of common sense and the respect of pedestrians.
For more info:
Desmeem: Design & Urban Space/Public Transport