Artelia Italia redesigns the Benghazi Business District in Libya: seven futuristic buildings designed together with Studio Boeri Architetti, intended to become an icon of the Libyan rebirth and a model of sustainability throughout the Mediterranean area.
A lot of six hectares, a built-up area of about 130.000 square metres, seven buildings, for an investment of 600 million dollars: these are the numbers of the impressive Benghazi Business District project that Artelia Italia was awarded by the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), winning a tender procedure that involved the world's most important engineering companies. 
The project calls for the construction of seven main buildings, divided into an organic executive complex that revolves around the building intended for the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation, the so-called "Diamond": a tower of 30.000 square metres in the shape of diamond. 
But the new large multi-purpose district will also see the birth of the new headquarters of the Central Bank of Libya, the Ministry of Oil and Gas, the offices of the Brega company and international oil companies, a convention centre, a 250-room hotel, a health centre, a mall, as well as a large covered square with restaurants, cafés and shops, car parks and outdoor spaces. 
Resource conservation, energy efficiency, selection of materials, low-consumption lighting, a quality indoor environment and use of systems that facilitate the management of buildings are all part of the design strategy to create high-performance buildings. Engineering details completely integrate with the architecture, taking on an aesthetic strength and contributing to a whole that blends beauty with innovation. 

Photo credits: Artelia Italia
Countries: LIBYA
Categories: MIXED USE
Beginning of Construction: 2019
Completion Date: 2021
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