VERTICAL STUDIO AND WORKSHOP. ALTERNATIVE GUIDE FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM IN BEIRUT, LEBANON. 2010.
Mapping and collage of the city Beirut was done in collaboration with all the students of the studio "An Alternative Guide to Beirut" at the American University of Beirut. http://infrastructurebeirut.blogspot.com/
Site. Energizer is located on an empty site rented by an international circus.
Program. The idea is to redesign a circus, to create better environment for the animals, use their waste to produce Energy and make the whole project accessible for the public at any time. Energizer contains the biogas facility, labs, open spaces for animals and a temporary circus.
Intention. Taking into account how a biogas functions, the whole project is thought of as a magnet that sucks the waste and transforms it into gas, liberating it upwards. Circulation scheme is shaped in the same direction: animals/waste circulation and visitors circulation are visually connected but the two loops never meet.