Rachid Karami International Fair-Tripoli

Rachid Karami International Fair-Tripoli
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The Rachid Karameh International Fair in Tripoli is a large-scale exhibition complex, designed by Brazilian modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer and built between 1967 and 1975.

The area covers 72ha and holds several buildings. The fairground’s main structure, the curved Grand Canopy, is 70m wide and 620m long. Niemeyer’s original plan had been to also add a new neighbourhood with social housing, but this was discarded by the Lebanese authorities. The whole project wasn’t yet fully finished when the Lebanese Civil War broke out in 1975, and it suffered damage during the war. Most buildings and the landscaped areas are still maintained, although a new use hasn’t been found.

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Full Name
Rachid Karami International Fair-Tripoli
Unesco ID
1702
Country
Lebanon
Inscribed
2022 - In Danger
Type
Cultural
Criteria
2 4
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Structure - Civic and Public Works
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2022 In Danger

At inscription (Emergency Nomination), due to lack of financial resources of the State Party (in severe financial and economic crisis) and critical conservation conditions.

2022 Inscribed

2019 Revision

Successor to La foire Internationale Rachid Karameh de Tripoli-Liban (2018)

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