Leisure   Diplomatic Club

A masterplan for a 120 hectare site – equivalent in area to Hyde Park – to the south of Tripoli encompasses a new town centre with leisure facilities and 85 houses for the growing international community in Tripoli.

Located in one of the few remaining woodland areas near the city, our proposal is especially sensitive to the natural fauna and wildlife on the site and distributes single-storey prefabricated modular timber houses around a village centre, focused on a central marketplace. The houses’ over-sailing canopies provide additional shade and provide additional open roof terrace space.

As the heart and focus of the masterplan, an open air theatre, restaurants, cafés and retail space create a vibrant, active village centre. Radiating from this town square, the luxury houses are arranged among the trees to provide privacy and shade the houses from the harsh summer sunlight.

Located on axis with the village centre, the entrance of the leisure centre is a promenade animated with restaurant tables, cafés and reflecting gardens. At the heart of the leisure centre, the café, swimming pools and recreation area create a vibrant core and a series of canopies shade the circulation paths from direct sunlight. Within the male and female areas, the changing rooms link the visitors to the public and quieter areas, located with views into the surrounding landscape. The internal courtyards provide filtered sunlight and landscape features as an oasis within the cluster of buildings.

Client    Libya Holding Company
Location    Tripoli, Libya
Status    Planning

Area    45,000 sqm
Structural Engineer    Ramboll UK
Acoustic    Ramboll UK
Fire Engineer    Ramboll UK
Environmental    Ramboll UK
MEP    Ramboll UK
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