The UN House - ESCWA
|Cadastral||1134 Zokak El Blatt|
|BUA||160,000 sq m|
|Architect(s)||Pierre El Khoury Architecte|
The first Solidere office / institutional building, UN House was completed in 1997, after a record construction period of 14 months, and inaugurated by then Secretary General Kofi Annan in February 1998.
A landmark development at the southern gateway to the city center, overlooking Riad El Solh Square and Gibran Khalil Gibran monumental garden, UN House was designed by Pierre El Khoury Architects as an intelligent building to house several United Nation local and regional agencies, in particular the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
Extensive use of glass in the external walls gives the building a glittering appearance and allows natural light throughout. It is an ’intelligent building’ equipped with state-of-the-art technology.