The Cube Beirut

The Cube is located on a prominently visible location on Plot 941 in Sin el Fil, an eastern district of Beirut, Lebanon. The concept of the 50 meter high tower is simple but extraordinarily effective: ‘MAXIMIZE’; making optimal use of the client’s wishes, the site’s potential, the local building code and the fantastic views on Beirut and the Mediterranean.

The Cube is presenting a whole new level to the concept of high rise, or the architecture of towers. The rotation of the volumes on each level offers residents magnificent outdoor areas on the roof of the apartment below, as well as panoramic windows up to 12 meters wide. Each level consists of one or two apartments. The single apartments have the fabulous opportunity to enjoy Beirut from a 360 panorama.

Concept sketch
Concept axonometry

Concept sketch

Concept axonometry

Stacking and rotating floors

The design with the 14 stacked and rotated floor plans generates 21 attractive apartments in total, ranging in size from 117 to 234 m², with fluid spaces, large balconies and wall to wall window frames. With its freestanding setting on the edge of the city, both the view on the Cube itself and on central Beirut are unique; the vibrant City is your personal wallpaper, day and night.

The Cube is an instant classic for Beirut, expressive, iconic and innovative

Michiel Hofman | Partner architect

View from the adjacent hill

View from the adjacent hill

CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Award

On the 22nd of June 2016 The Cube was awarded by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) with the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Award for Middle East & Africa region. Coming November 3, at the Awards Ceremony in Chicago, the four regional Best Tall Building winners will compete for the title of Best Tall Building Worldwide.

From the Jury report of CTBUH: “The Cube indicates a clear alternative to the extruded box typology that defines the majority of residential high-rises around the world, instead comprising a stack of completely unique villas in the sky. The tower is particularly successful in its structural design, which features a system of elegantly framed girder walls that add visual flair and allow for completely unobstructed floor plans.”

Side facade
Evening view

Side facade

Evening view



The Cube


Residential tower


Masharii SAL, Karim Jabbour


Sin el Fil, Beirut, Lebanon








Michiel Hofman, Patrick Meijers, Jeroen Schipper, Barbara Dujardin, Abel Kalsbeek, Paul Kierkels, Joel Langeveld, Elena Staskute, Paul Voorbergen and Maik Peters


Orange Architect in collaboration with HofmanDujardin

Advisor construction

Rodolphe Mattar

Quality control




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