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Ekaruna - - The Architect -

The con­ver­sa­tion be­gins with Mr. Helou dis­cussing his early life and how he ini­tially be­came inspired to pur­sue ar­chi­tec­ture as a ca­reer. He re­flects on his ear­lier years, in par­tic­u­lar a day spent with his fa­ther. “Beirut was un­der re­con­struc­tion, and my dad took me on a tour of the city’s cen­tral dis­trict while ex­plain­ing the process be­hind the area’s re­vival. Mean­while, my thoughts drifted, and I be­gan plot­ting; cre­at­ing my very own Down­town Beirut in my mind. It was there and then that I knew this is what I wanted to do.”

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