AlShati Strip Mall -
Third Prize Winner
Founded in the year 2008, BLANKPAGE is a collaborative design studio of architects, urban designers and planners. Driven by the desire to produce architecture of high quality and craftsmanship, the studio's goal is to start every project from a blank page, i.e.
without preconception of form or style. The studio's credo is that each project should respond to the specificities of the context it stems from and that, driven by the symbolic and historical manifestations which are present in the place and the particularities of the given program, the resulting building will be an event that moves the city and its inhabitants into a novel experience of space. The growing portfolio of projects tackles a variety of programs in the contexts of Lebanon and the Arab World. BLANKPAGE's experience ranges from public buildings (cineplexes, museum, night clubs) to residential and commercial developments.