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Franco-Italian group wins Contract for new NOC Buildings

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the French-Italian Artelia Group have signed a contract for the management of an ambitious development plan for Benghazi, including local offices for the NOC, further oil companies and governmental departments, as well as a hotel and conference complex. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla and Artelia executive director […]

Pictures of Planned New NOC HQ in Benghazi

Istanbul-based architectural practice 3XKO were appointed to design a headquarters campus for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Benghazi. The client was Taca Insaat. The 150,000 m² scheme consists of 7 buildings of which 4 are part of phase 1 of the development. The aim was to create an energy efficient, passive and sustainable design which resulted in an aerodynamic and solar […]

LBA wants to Redefine Architecture

The vice-chairman of the Libyan Board of Architecture (LBA), Hisham Al-Ghadi, has said that the whole sector must reorganise to conform to the needs of post-revolution Libya. According to a report from Libya Herald, he said that it is important to separate architecture from engineering, adding that the role of the architect was marginalised under […]

Libyan Architects Sign New Agreement

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the two emergent organisations representing the architecture profession in Libya have signed Memoranda of Understanding. At the annual International Conference at RIBA in London, supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), RIBA President Stephen Hodder signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ghaleb Gheblawi, Chairman of the Libyan Board […]

Medina Tower Delay Sinks UK Firm

British architectural firm Sidell Gibson has ceased trading, due in part to delays to the Medina Tower project in Tripoli. According to a report from Building Design, founder Ron Sidell called in business advisers Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery last week after the business was hit by severe cashflow problems caused by delays to a […]

Libya to Host Female Engineers/Architects Forum

Libya Herald reports that Libya is to host the third meeting of the Arab Female Engineers and Architects Forum. This year’s forum will discuss the challenges that Arab female engineers and architects face as they work their way up to holding powerful positions in their respective countries. Minister of Tourism Ikram Abdulsalam Imam told the […]

Identity & Place-Making: Architecture in Libya

Identity & Place-Making: Cullinan Studio Teaching Visit to Tripoli “Where should we look for Libya’s identity?” “How can we make Libya’s towns into better places?” These are questions that will - or at least should - come to dominate Libya's built environment debate. They were questions that we asked and were asked by students during […]

RIBA Helps Set Up Libyan Architecture Body

Senior officials from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Cullinan Studio visited Tripoli this week to help establish the Libyan Institute of Architects (LIA). BD Online reports that the delegation, led by the RIBA’s head of international Marcus Deeley, met key figures in the government, architectural education and the construction industry. Phil […]