10- Mu­seum Rein­ven­tion

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en­gage with ideas and his­tory in cre­ative ways, in chal­leng­ing ways, in fun ways. It’s a space that kind of bridges these dif­fer­ent ar­eas,” says

Sur­sock’s head of pro­grammes and ex­hi­bi­tions. Part lux­ury depart­ment store, part art gallery, the Aïshti Foun­da­tion, is an­other space that blends art and re­tail with fu­ture plans to in­cor­po­rate a spa, restau­rants, a book­shop and a rooftop bar. “The whole in­ten­tion was to cre­ate a des­ti­na­tion for well-be­ing,” says

founder of the Aïshti fash­ion chain. “A place to re­lax and see art, where you can sit out­side and be by the wa­ter ... Yoga classes by the wa­ter.”

Beit Beirut, also known as the Yel­low House, for­merly a for­ward con­trol post and sniper base dur­ing the civil war, was re­cently re­stored into a mu­seum and ur­ban cul­tural cen­ter, al­low­ing visi­tors to delve into the traces of time and war through lec­tures and ex­hi­bi­tions.

Sur­sock Mu­seum and Res­tau­rant, Le­banon

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