Saturday, February 23, 2008
Harvard Business School features Massar!
At the same time, interest from the architectural press is picking up. The building has emerged from Stage D not only very striking aesthetically but interesingly also setting some quality benchmarks for other major projects in Syria. In a presentation to the Governor recently, he mentioned that he had sent back another (French) architectural practice to do more work on their building scheme, because it was not up to the quality of our discovery centre.
It's also a very strong piece of engineering. There was a small earthquake recently in Syria, and so we were able to reassure the Governor that the three cores of the building plus the linking floor plates made the discovery centre design immensely stable but flexible in the event of an earthquake.
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