Urgent stabilization works for Villa Mokbel on Sursock Street

Beirut, Lebanon

Amount $ 20K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Ecole supérieure des affaires (ESA) / National Heritage Foundation (for Beirut Heritage Initiative Campaign) (Lebanon)

project status Completed

Type of grant Beirut Action Plan

The historical Sursock Street, located at the heart of Beirut’s Achrafieh district, is home to 18th and 19th century mansions that belonged to some of Lebanon’s most prominent families. One of these houses, the Villa Mokbel, endured severe damage to its structure and gardens in the 4 August 2020 explosion. This project carried out urgent stabilization works for the damaged roof, provided temporary closure of windows, and removed debris. These works prevented further damage to the villa before the full-scale conservation could be carried out.