We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winner of the 2nd prize of our “Gauja National Park Footbridge ” competition - Paul Kaloustian from Lebanon!

GNPH 2nd prize winner Paul Kaloustian

Paul Kaloustian from Lebanon

Paul Kaloustian Studio is a Beirut based architecture and design practice working on different scaled projects ranging from buildings to interiors.

He received his Master’s at Harvard Graduate School of Design (1999) and worked at Herzog and de Meuron in Basel (2000).

Paul has taught at the Boston Architecture Center (2000) and at the American University of Beirut (2009-10).

He received the Moukbel Award and the Order of Engineers and Architects Award. His work has been extensively published in the international press.


“House in a Forest” was exhibited at the13th Venice Biennale and at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and in London in the exhibition “Atlas of the Unbuilt World”

“The Smart Center”, recently completed has been exhibited in the 15th Venice Biennale

" The New Cyprus Museum" in Nicosia has been awarded the 3rd Prize

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Competitions allow us to focus on the experimental, for me it is a challenge revolving around re-questioning boundaries and norms of the discipline.

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These competitions present the opportunity to work on concepts, and make participants demonstrate their vision.

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