Karantina Park


TandemWorks collaborated with Beirut-based landscape architects GreenStudios on commissioning a permanent installation dedicated to children and adults of all ages around the subject of Encounters, in Karantina’s public park, in Beirut. The commission came in the context of the park’s renovation by Green Studios where a bridge was built to increase its surface area and create a vista, also a new library tucked underneath the bridge was created. Artists, designers, architects, sociologists and urban planners whether formed as collectives and/or individuals of all levels and nationalities to developed conceptual proposals for a playful and interactive installation. We focused on a community-engaged process to develop the final object with the residents of Karantina. Concepts represented values such as care for the environment, curiosity, inclusiveness and conviviality yielding a reflection on the nature and history of the surrounding, under the open-ended theme of Encounters.

Date: 2016
Location: Karantina
Medium: Urban furniture
Material: N/A
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Permanent
Tags: Site-specific intervention Social practice
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative