The International Fairground at Tripoli, designed by renowned modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer

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Photo ID: 1129
Gallery ID: 80 - Lebanon 25 years
Photo Title: The International Fairground at Tripoli, designed by renowned modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer
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Commissioned in 1963 as part of a larger urban expansion, the International Fairground at Tripoli, designed by renowned modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer b. 1907, was abandoned mid-construction at the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975. The lead architect responsible for the city plan and design of many of the principal buildings of Brasília, constructed in the late-1950s to serve as the modern capital of Brazil, Niemeyer is known for his minimalist, geometric forms and modern urban planning ideals. The site generally suffers from years of neglect and deferred maintenance, and there is now pressure to demolish many of its extant structures and convert the site into a theme park. Patrimoine sans Frontières proposes to complete a conservation management plan and economic feasibility study for the fairgrounds to demonstrate the site’s potential for reuse.

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