Restoration and restyling of a former barracks and conversion into a museum, conference centre and hotel. The many different rulers who have governed the city over the course of its history have bequeathed to Benghazi an enormous variety of architectural styles that reflect the diverse cultures that have predominated. Arab, Ottoman and Italian influences have left their mark on the city’s development, its streets and its buildings. It is in this evocative multicultural and multi-stylistic context that the restyling and refunctionalization project for the building known as El-Berka Kasir took shape.

Location: Benghazi, Libya
Year: 2009
Team: Pacaram + IDxEA