Sursock Palace

Exterior facade of the 'sursock palace'

Discover Sursock Palace

On 4 August 2020, an explosion of unprecedented magnitude devastated the port of Beirut and its neighbouring historic districts. This part of the city combines modern and contemporary architecture with an older built heritage. It is this contrast that defines the identity of the city of Beirut today.

The interior of 'sursock palace' devastated

The transformation of the palace into a centre for culture, education and artistic dissemination.

In addition to the destruction of already fragile and endangered heritage sites, the explosion also destroyed the art collections it contained. The extensive damage to the Sursock Palace particularly shocked the people of Beirut and attracted widespread international attention. Lady Cochrane, who unfortunately succumbed to her injuries in the blast, wanted to preserve this unique green setting in the heart of Beirut.

Sursock Palace Renovation

The current owners of the palace wish to undertake its restoration in order to transform it into a museum open to the public. This place of beauty and history would be shared with the Lebanese people and users. This would allow for a better understanding of, and glorification of, a golden age.

RestART Beirut will provide the technical expertise for the entire project. In addition to the urgent work to be undertaken on the building itself, RestART Beirut will focus on mobilizing sponsorship and organizing fundraising.

Based in Europe, RestART Beirut is the official fundraiser for the project and will provide the necessary technical expertise for its implementation.

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