Sustainable Construction

The philosophy of architecture has always been the answer to the quest for human stretches. The answer in our 2020s comes in the responsive wave for spatial constructions. This overlook for “stretch” to the space where humans occupy can be efficient and productive.

The quest of humans in these times for more freedom, reliability, and IoT
all descend under the umbrella of sustainability. This umbrella has another root concern about “go green” projects. However, this umbrella is facing a lot of headwinds. Mainly the scientific construction of these buildings and the methods used.

The choice of tools, the guide for the construction industry, and the energy management strategies differ in our process flow at Gnoci. Our selection of tools and the technical elements of what products and items The advocacy philosophy towards sustainability build on the reality that construction in the 21st century consumes more resources than ever. Therefore, there is a strong relationship between resource-intensive use and the 21st century.

The notion of stretching, growing more prominent, and designing the figures on the natural ground uses resources more than ever. It is time to discuss the efficient and effective management of resources to construct. For instance, the space for a particular window can take the role of a led sunlight that produces energy.

These standards can enhance energy management and strategies for sustainability. But also raise questions about what a sustainable building is and its advantages?

The fundamental purpose of the sustainable building process is to minimize its harmful environmental effect. Sustainable construction builds on three main solid criteria; the use of recyclable and renewable materials in construction projects, the reduction of energy consumption, and waste production.

Moreover, sustainable construction does not have a specific lifetime phase. It is built for a lifetime. And when the project’s construction ends, the structure’s design performs its duty and role-shared environmental effect during this lifetime. The architecture indicates that the building’s design includes characteristics and materials that have a safe long-term impact on the environment. These can consist of energy-efficient roof hatches on the rooftop, solar panels, appropriate insulation to prevent heat loss, and minimizing energy consumption from the grid that mostly comes from fossil fuels and long lifespan building materials.

Hinting at some quantitative studies, the advantages of sustainable construction follows this way. It consumes 25-40% of total energy and
30% of raw materials. In addition, the sustainable building can be responsible for only about 30-40% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 30-40% of solid waste generation. Hence, we can say we are heading toward the most promising option by minimizing numbers.

Our strategy at Gnoci has multiple facets, varying from the plan and consultation to the actual program of building the systems, including the total architecture. But how can we help you with building sustainable projects?

We begin with planning and providing sustainable building solutions for your projects with up to 0% carbon emission. This process includes the ideation methods and approaches. We design and prepare you with replaceable, environmentally friendly materials for your current ones. For example, we use a modular battery system (offset tons of CO2) that recharges solar panels to power vehicles and incorporates plastics to produce durable and recycled construction materials. We provide you with Green certification based on the LEED rating system for your sustainable projects.

All of the mentioned steps are procedural and technical. However, we aim to maintain that procedure. And stand along the way with you to support the lifetime of the building. Our focus is on the sustainability of the construction; what comes next? And by asking this question, the benefits of the projects will reflect and function.

Construction

Mixed Use Projects

Little Reed
-
Qosaibe

Diamond Center - Jeddah

Diamond Center
-
Jeddah

Lot 1506 - Marfaa. Triple A building -Beirut Central District
Located at the entrance of Beirut Central District, the Developer's
request is a triple A office building at the port of Beirut.
The project was conceived to be in direct dialog with the Sea,
taking advantage of Beiru(s port city nature while integrating
the elliptical shape of the parked ships in the nearby harbor
within the futuristic architecture.
The resulting project aims to have 1,700 sqm restaurant space
on the ground floor along with SOOsqm of terraces; 7,300 sqm
ofoffice spaces and 700 sqm roof tops with 600 sqm of terraces
along with 4,500 sqm for 5 levels of parking spaces.

Lot 1506 - Marfaa, Triple A building -Beirut Central District

Zahle Mall - Zahle

Zahle Mall
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Zahle

Star Gate Cinema
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Zahle

JV Ahritek II Office Building Minsk - Bellarus

JV Ahritek II Office Building Minsk - Bellarus

Cerebral Palsy Children Center, Chiyah

Cerebral Palsy Children Center-
Chiyah

Bekaa Market Center for Food

Bekaa Market Center
for
Food

Inkript Expansion Factory -
Bchamoun

Spring of Life Church - Biakout

Spring of Life Church
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Biakout

Societe Jabra - Zahle

Societe Jabra
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Zahle

Societe Jabra - Mazraat Yachouh

Societe Jabra
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Mazraat Yachouh

Center Aziz Macaron
-
Zahle

Asmar Center - Ghazir

Asmar Center
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Ghazir

Zalaquett Macaron - Zahle

Zalaquett Macaron
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Zahle

Solifed - Zahle

Solifed
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Zahle

Residential Projects

Lot 4493
-ACHRAFIEH, SIOUFI 44

Gebara Villa - Kornet Chehwan

Gebara Villa
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Kornet Chehwan

Braidi Villa - Zahle

Braidi Villa
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Zahle

Hochaimi Villa - Zahle

Hochaimi Villa
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Zahle

Macaron Villa
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Zahle

Michel Ghattas Apartment-
Zahle

Yarze Level 333 - Yarze

Yarze Level 333
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Yarze

Abu Nahra - Baabdat

Abu Nahra
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Baabdat

Kehdy Builduing
-
Zahle

Tannoury Residence - Qaa El Rim

Tannoury Residence
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Qaa El Rim

Kimaz Villa - Zahle

Kimaz Villa
-
Zahle

1688 Zahle Asmar Development - Zahle

1688 Zahle Asmar Development -
Zahle

Roumieh Villa
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Zahle

Nehme Villa - Zahle

Nehme Villa
-
Zahle

Residential Building - Ghazir

Residential Building
-
Ghazir

Block 7 East Town Cairo - Egypt

Block 7 East Town Cairo
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Egypt

Renovation Projects

Lot 200, 201, 1068, 1142 - Marfaa, Maarad Street Beirut Central District

Moutran Residence - Zahle

Moutran Residence
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Zahle

Abu Taan Residence - Zahle

Abu Taan Residence
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Zahle

Ghazaly Residence
-
Zahle

Souk el Blat Renovation - Zahle

Souk el Blat Renovation
-
Zahle

Michel Skaff Residence - Zahle

Michel Skaff Residence
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Zahle

Design

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Little Reed - Qosaibe

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Diamond Center - Jeddah

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Lot 1506 - Marfaa, Triple A building -Beirut Central District

Located at the entrance of Beirut Central District, the Devel­oper’s request is a triple A office building at the port of Beirut. The project was conceived to be in direct dialog with the Sea, taking advantage of Beirut’s port city nature while integrating the elliptical shape of the parked ships in the nearby harbor within the futuristic architecture.
The resulting project aims to have 1,700 sqm restaurant space on the ground floor along with 500 sqm of terraces; 7,300 sqm of office spaces and 700 sqm roof tops with 600 sqm of terraces along with 4,500 sqm for 5 levels of parking spaces.

Owner: AIJihad for Commerce & Contracting
Area: 14 000 m2
Services: Competition
Date: August 2016

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Zahle Mall - Zahle

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Star Gate Cinema - Zahle

JV Ahritek II Office Building Minsk - Bellarus

Cerebral Palsy Children Center, Chiyah

Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability of children in the world. Although it can’t be reversed, children with CP can lead rich and fulfilling lives with the appropriate medical and surgical management, as well as family support and specialized therapies.
“Cerebral Palsy Children Center” is an educational rehabilitation cen­ter for children and young adults with special needs. Its objective is to enable and empower mentally-disabled persons, allowing them to integrate into the society and live independently in their community. In view of the needs of Chiyah and the neighboring districts, the “Ce­rebral Palsy Children Center” was initiated by Cheikh Ahmad Dandan, and funded by former Minister of Economy and Chairman of the Gen­eral Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and of Lebanon’s Economic Committees: his excellence President Ad­nan Kassar.FMCP was contracted by President Adnan Kassar to de­sign the “Cerebral Palsy Children Center” in Chiyah, Beirut on a parcel of land of 1,184 sqm owned by “Mohammad Khaled Charitable Insti­tutions” on Beirut-Saida Highway “Cerebral Palsy Children Center” is composed of 3 floors. It houses 300 sqm learning center at the ground floor with 200 sqm offices, 300 sqm Clinics at the first floor with 900 sqm offices, and 300 sqm in-patient dorms at the 2nd floor with 200 sqm offices. The 825 sqm basement houses the ancillary services of canteen, projection room, multipurpose room and physiotherapy & 500 sqm of an open space for all kind of activities.

Bekaa Market Center for Food

In view of the needs of the Lebanese agricultural sector, “the Bekaa Market Centre (BMC) for Food and Vegetables”, in Z<lhle/Bekaa, has been initiated by “FAO”, at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon, by Dr. Adel Cortas, “former Minister of Agriculture, Team Leader of the Project and the assistance of the International Agricul­tural Marketing Specialist, Mr. John Tracey White.
FMCP was contracted by “FAO” to prepare the BMC Master Plan on a parcel piece of land donated by Late Deputy Elias Skaf, in the Bekaa, covering 250 000 sqm and is expected to serve as a “Model Pilot Project”, which could be implemented in other rural areas across the country. The “BMC’ project located in one of the main agricultural areas oflebanon, near the “Arab Highway” would be instrumental in using the best post harvesting technologies and providing the main agricultural marketing functions and services such as:
The wholesale market consists of 96 individual units, which could be used by private wholesale agents, farmers associations, or farmers’ cooperatives. The premises are fully equipped with retail spaces, cold storage rooms, offices, waiting rooms, public facilities and employ­ees lodging areas. This program is complemented by the necessary facilities essential to the viability of the project such as : Maintenance facility, electric substations including generator sets, A sewage water treatment plant, public toilet facilities, crate rental facilities and all other required ancillaries.

Inkript Expansion Factory - Bchamoun

Located on the heights of Bchamoun, in the green Aley District over­looking Beirut and its suburbs, a Lebanese manufacturer of high-securi­ty printing known as lnkript is expanding its factory space.
The expansion will be dedicated to the printing of electronic and bio­metric identification documents, such as electronic resident cards, credit cards, passports, drivers’ licenses and vehicle registration cards. The factory is the only one of its kind focusing on secure and encrypted printing methods in the Middle East, providing an evolved industrial identity and functionality to its surroundings. The 15,000 sqm building houses various programs on a split-level in front of an existing factory in Bchamoun. The double-height ground floor space contains the main entrance and a show-room for factory products expanding to 350 sqm, along with 300 sqm office space, 710 sqm warehouse space, 200 sqm technical zone and 200 sqm service entrance with its docking area. 1,750 sqm of offices are located on the ground floor and first base­ment’s mezzanines with the cafeteria and some additional functional spaces. 7,000 sqm is allocated for printing, split between the first & sec­ond floor along with the first basement. 5,420 sqm of warehouse space is located within the second and third basement in addition to 1,230 sqm of technical area split within the second, third and fourth base­ments’ mezzanine. Lastly, the 530 sqm restaurant and utilities space along with 500 sqm terraces within the upper floor are designed forfac­torv’s events and other social gatherings.

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Societe Jabra - Zahle

Societe Jabra - Mazraat Yachouh

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Center Aziz Macaron - Zahle

Asmar Center - Ghazir

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Zalaquett Macaron - Zahle

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Solifed - Zahle

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Lot 4493 -ACHRAFIEH, SIOUFI 44

Located in Ashrafieh’s Sioufi neighborhood, one of the oldest districts of Beirut city located on a very steeply land. It con­sists of concrete facades to the south for sound integration and alignment with the neighboring buildings, in contrast with the double skin light metal to the east, and wooden shading pre­venting sunlight penetration.
Flower beds and suspended gardens are at the heart of the con­cept that is designed to be a sustainable and a green oasis in the city.
The building includes four parking floors, two of which are un­derground, providing a spacious parking area for residents in addition to private storage facilities for each apartment. Although “Sioufi 44” presents itself as a modern architectural design, it still blends within the urban landscape of the city. The resulting space includes 2 apartments of140sqm, 9 apartments of 360 sqm , and 500 sqm duplexes with an urban swimming pool on the roof top.

Owner: General Housing Company-Karam Holding
Area: 6 000 m2
Services: Design 6 Supervision
Date: July 2017

Gebara Villa - Kornet Chehwan

Braidi Villa - Zahle

Hochaimi Villa - Zahle

Macaron Villa - Zahle

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Michel Ghattas Apartment- Zahle

Yarze Level 333 - Yarze

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Abu Nahra - Baabdat

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Kehdy Builduing - Zahle

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Tannoury Residence - Qaa El Rim

Kimaz Villa - Zahle

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1688 Zahle Asmar Development - Zahle

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Roumieh Villa - Zahle

Nehme Villa - Zahle

Residential Building - Ghazir

Block 7 East Town Cairo - Egypt

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Lot 200, 201, 1068, 1142 - Marfaa, Maarad Street Beirut Central District

These french mandate buildings are located at the side of the dis­trict, and considered as the gate of Maarad Street. The renovation aims to restore the original facade respecting its structural and or­namental elements.

Owner: The Lebanese Company for the Development
and Reconstruction of Beirut Central District.
Area: 5.300m2
Services: Design & Technical Supervi­sion
Date: April 2002

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Moutran Residence - Zahle

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Abu Taan Residence - Zahle

Ghazaly Residence - Zahle

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Souk el Blat Renovation - Zahle

Michel Skaff Residence - Zahle