The Serail Creativity Hub

In 2018, Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced the transformation of the historic cross-vault hall in Beirut’s Grand Serail into a technologically-empowered working environment. With new government formation, the time has come to bring the Serail Creativity Hub to life.  The hub is to be a digital oasis created to serve as the nation’s beacon for technological change and innovation.

IDEAS Accelerate Growth is working closely with the Prime Minister’s office to bring this hub to life.

The hub will be an innovative, creative space within a historical Ottoman-built setting. The approximately 400-sqm space will preserve its original historical identity while functioning as an efficient, professional, digitally-enabled working space. It will also serve as a showcase for advancements in technology, the arts, sciences, and any other dimension of innovation that could be present on the Lebanese territories, complementing and supporting while never competing with the private sector.

Design Competition

For such a conceptual challenge to be completed in seven weeks (by May 3rd), innovative and creative Lebanese students at Lebanon’s universities are called upon to submit their conceptual designs. Aside from the recognition by the Prime Minister, media coverage and association of the winning team and university’s name to the space, a LL 10 million award is offered to the winning team.

Aside from the recognition by the Prime Minister, media coverage and association of the winning team and university’s name to the space, a L.L. 10 million award is offered to the winning team.

IDEAS welcomes you aboard this challenge, and wishes all 25 teams (128 candidates) from 7 universities the best of luck!

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