Ashrafieh, madrassatsalam street, ABC malldistrict, Beirut,Lebanon
© Géraldine Bruneel
The architecture and design of the Ashrafieh Prince apartment building established a new standard for luxury living in this historic quarter of eastern Beirut. A landmark development by Prince Projects, the building consists of eleven spacious apartments, with a sequence of balconies helping to define the two-part split façade. Planting across a number of these balconies helps to soften the building, while the rich textures of the pre-cast concrete used to face the balconies reinforces the unique character of Ashrafieh Prince. A striking water feature helps mark the main entrance, while the generously scaled lobby is spacious and elegantly detailed. Amenities for residents include storage facilities and basement parking, while service and technical spaces are also discreetly contained within three basement levels. Nine well proportioned, single storey apartments are arranged over the nine floors above. Two duplex apartments are positioned on the upper levels, both with sky terraces and one with an integrated pool. Prince Ashrafieh forms one of a number of successful contemporary developments by Prince Projects in Lebanon, including apartment buildings and villas.