10- Museum Reinvention
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