Virtual Beirut

Margaret Horne

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Abstract

This paper describes how urban planners in Beirut are applying three-dimensional computer modelling to aid design decision making in the regeneration programme for the city. The study reports on the recent developments of a computer model of Beirut and its effectiveness in communicating the spatial characteristics of Martyr’s Square, a place of historic significance in the city. An international urban design competition for Martyr’s Square, and its new axis to the sea, is underway to identify new ideas for the development of this area. This paper reports on the process of creating the computer model and feedback from users. It considers future plans for further 3D modelling of the city centre to meet the needs of urban designers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2005
EventCUPUM '05 9th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - University College London, UK
Duration: 29 Jun 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceCUPUM '05 9th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
Period29/06/05 → …

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