The Dalieh of Raouche Watch Day, organized in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, is part of a larger project aiming at celebrating Beirut’s natural and built heritage.
The project builds on activists effort by the Dalieh Campaign since 2013 to protect the Dalieh of Raouche, located on the Western coast of Beirut, as a site of exceptional ecological, geological and biodiversity value, archaeological and cultural value and the only remaining natural, publicly accessible landscape in Beirut. Legally, the site was designated as non-construction coastal zone but plans for a large real estate project have been threatening the site.
Having successfully conducted an international competition for future vision for Dalieh site, and having secured World Monument Watch Listing in 2016, an exhibition will be organized within this project aiming at raising awareness on the right to public spaces in cities. The exhibition will take place from the 18th till the 27th of May 2017 in the Glass Hall of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism - Hamra.