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Rebuilding Beirut

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28 September 2021

Episode 520

30 minutes


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We reflect on the rebuilding of Beirut following the blast last year at the city’s port; visit a new showcase on biophilic design; and discover why the Royal College of Art’s new campus is growing to include facilities for robotics, science and technology.

28 September 2021

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Rebuilding Beirut

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Last week Monocle held its annual Quality of Life Conference in Athens. The programme included a discussion titled Rebuilding Beirut with three leading design figures from the region. Architect Bernard Khoury and designers Nada Debs and Rana Salam reflect on what happened in the city after the blast in the city’s port in 2020.

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Planted

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We explore the new flagship outdoor show aiming to reconnect people and spaces with nature and to celebrate the brands that place nature and sustainability at their core.

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Royal College of Art

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The construction of a major new campus for the Royal College of Art is well underway. Designed by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the site will house the institution’s new facilities and bring creative arts and design together with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Monocle’s Charlie Filmer-Court speaks to Paul Thompson, vice-chancellor of the RCA.

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