The Museum of Civilisations by GM Architects is designed to represent the essence of archaeology. The structure's concept was conceived by the Lebanese architecture firm who are set to build the project in Beirut's centre on Martyr's Square.
"An open excavation, the site reveals remaining ruins of the cities predecessors including Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, French, Ottoman occupations dating back nearly 4,000 years."
The contemporary structure relies on modernist design ideals and features a mix of metal scaffolding and stone platform elements. These structural accents allows visitors to descend into the twenty metre deep abyss of intact ruins. Moreover, The Museum of Civilisations by GM Architects is also set to feature a platform path that will sit above a pool of water designed to represent the Mediterrnean Sea, a cradle of Lebanon's historical civilizations.