2WEEKS Nightclub, Beirut

Designed by: Rabih Geha Architects
For client: Addmind Group Floor area: 850.00 M² Year of completion: 2017
Submitted for: Bar of the Year

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Entrance to the Shell.

About the Project

2WEEKS is an experiential nightclub located in Biel, Beirut. Spread over one level, the indoor club overlooks Beirut’s sea port and is based on the concept of containment without caging - viewing another world from the inside.
Working with the Addmind Group team, the practice of designers and architects came up with a concept of a ‘shell within a shell’ offering club-goers an immersive experience through the use of material and visual communication.
A webbed black steel shell envelopes the majority of the club where the main bar, DJ booth and seating areas lie. The outside of the shell remains part of the destination, with a chilled bar area for onlookers to socialize, while also keeping an eye on the happenings through the mesh, encouraging visual communication between the inside and out.
While the exterior of the shell remains raw with damaged walls and the shell’s steel casing, the interior becomes luxurious and glamorous with velvet, marble and brass furnishings creating a contrast to the industrial venue.
Lighting plays an integral part in creating the experience desired. Linear light elements have been inserted throughout the rectangular composition generating a vibrant and pulsating atmosphere, again encouraging playful interaction.

What’s unique about it

The concept of 2WEEKS is about offering the club-goers an immersive experience within an interior shell created to envelope the crowd, all the while still filtering out to the outside via the mesh. It creates a sense of discharge, of release. The path to the main interior shell space, is one of discovery, forming a palette of experiences before entering it. The use of light plays an integral part in creating the experience desired between the inside and out. Linear light elements have been inserted throughout the rectangular composition and this repetition forms a vibrant and pulsating atmosphere, again encouraging playful interaction. The zig-zag brushed brass DJ booth has been faceted to reflect light and the chandeliers inside create a softer more sophisticated mood. Visitors move into the shell surrounded by light, without constraints and without limits, they become active spectators of this immersive space.

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Plan -not to scale.

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Custom designed chandeliers by RG/Architects, executed by Ardeco Contract.

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Through the Shell, Filtering.

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Welcome to 2WEEKS.

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Passageway to Restrooms.

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2WEEKS Interior Shell.

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Rabih Geha Architects

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Ardeco contract

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