Oscar Niemeyer was commissioned to design the International Fairgrounds of Tripoli (Rashid Karami International Fair) in 1963, but in 1975, Lebanon’s civil war interrupted construction of this modernist landmark.

The 10,000 hectare site and its 15 buildings remain today, incomplete concrete structures in our contemporary, labyrinthine times. 

Oscar Niemeyer, was a  Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. 

Pictures were taken during a touristic tour managed by Mira Minkara on Saturday 17th of May. Scheduled tours can be found on her Facebook Page.

 

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