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The Lantern, an exposed timber frame with glass infill forms the roof enclosure to an atrium which rises up through the Le Grey Hotel in Beirut, and supports a 7th floor bar area providing a visible focal point to the Hotel development. Our role was to work with the Architect to develop the more challenging and visual structural elements. In addition to the lantern, we developed the design of the fan like triangular truss roof system floating above facades of timber and glass, enclosing the roof level bars and restaurants. Curiously, the jointing systems developed have been based on technologies used within the boat construction industry. The Hotel is now complete, and the “Bar ThreeSixty” lantern opened for business in early 2010.


Chris Wise
Andrew Weir

Client: Kevin Dash

Architect: Kevin Dash

Status: Completed 2010

Beirut Lantern, Lebanon