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St. Rafqa Monastary

Location:Deir el Ahmar (LIB)
Area:42660 m²
Scope:design concept

The site of the new St. Rafqa Monastary is embedded in a network of hills and dells on the dry and rocky eastern slope of the Yammoune Fault. The relation to the surrounding alpine scenery is essential to the design. Entering visitors are welcomed with a beautiful view into the terraced agricultural garden and along the curved walls that elegantly move towards the valley below. Winding pathways lead through "borrowed" elements and "unveiled" structures of the surrounding landscape. All movements are gathered and decelerated in the central area around the St. Rafqas Monument and further in the calm and peaceful courtyard of the monastery.

  • site | maps and aerial photo
     site | maps and aerial photo
  • characteristic network of hills and dells
     characteristic network of hills and dells
  • site plan
     site plan
  • traffic diagrams
     traffic diagrams
  • entrance area | visualization
     entrance area | visualization
  • planting plans
     planting plans
  • rocky garden | visualization
     rocky garden | visualization
  • the cross | section
     the cross | section
  • the cross | visualization
     the cross | visualization
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