In addition to fieldwork, BHI is taking a lead in setting contemporary standards of restoration that are attainable and quality-assured, soon to be published in a forthcoming primer.
With the support of Fondation de France (Fdf), BHI published two technical manuals:
1- Houses of Beirut, 1860-1925, Restoration Manual (2021)
2- Architectures of Beirut, 1925-1970, Restoration Manual (2023)
The manuals are necessary for the renovation of the affected heritage houses, awaiting funding for proper intervention.
The knowledge contained in the manuals, the practices and solutions it proposes are already applied either during the various interventions that we carry out ourselves, or during the interventions of our partners and other actors who work in the affected neighborhoods.
The manuals are available in soft copy below (English & French).
For a hard copy, please contact Beirut Heritage Initiative.
HOUSES OF BEIRUT 1860-1925-Restoration manual
LES MAISONS DE BEYROUTH 1860-1925-Manuel de restauration