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Libyan Buildings : Architecture
Key Contemporary Architectural Developments in North Africa
post updated 12 March 2023
We select the key examples of Libyan Architecture. Buildings are mostly located on the Mediterranean coast in Tripoli, northern Libya. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Libya. The focus is on contemporary Libyan buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
Historical architecture in Libya:
Arch of Marcus Aurelius: an Ancient Roman structure in Tripoli.
Cyrene: considered to be one of the most impressive Greco-Roman sites in the world.
Ghadames: ancient covered city and oasis, which was once a regional power and an important trading hub on the North African caravan routes.
Leptis Magna: once one of the most important African cities of the Roman Empire and is now an impressive archaeological site.
Sabratha: picturesque ancient city on Libya’s coast, Sabratha contains some excellent Roman ruins.
Libyan Building News
Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
Central bank of Libya architectural competition, Tripoli
image from organisers
Libya Architecture Competition
One-stage, international architectural competition for the new building of the Central bank of Libya (named as CBL), limited to the invited participants. The purpose of the competition is to choose the best design of the submitted entries. The winning design entry will act as a concept design for further design works. The winning team may be asked by the CBL to provide complete design works leading to the completion of the whole investment (building permit design, detailed design and others). The detailed scope of works and the contract sum will be a subject to negotiations with the author(s) of the winning entry.
Tripoli Congress Center Building, north west Libya
Design: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
image from architect
Tripoli Congress Center Building
Following the economic revival, an intensive urban and architectural movement began in Libya; new innovative and prestigious buildings in Tripoli started to signify the development, power and contemporary style.
Major Libya Architecture Projects, alphabetical:
7th of October University – new campus, Bani Walid, east of Tripoli, north west Libya
Design: RMJM Architects
image from architect firm
Bani Walid building
Libyan Universities, west + southwest Libya
picture from architects office
Libyan University architecture
Media and Cultural City, Tripoli
picture from architects practice
Libyan Building : MIPIM/Architectural Review “Big Urban Project” Award 2008
Museum of Conflict Tripoli
Design: Metropolitan Workshop
picture from architecture studio
Museum of Conflict Tripoli
More Libyan Buildings online soon
Libya Architecture Designs – No Images
Major Libya Architecture Designs, no images, alphabetical:
Al Asmariya university – new campus, Zliten, Misratah District, northwestern Libya
Government Building, Tripoli, northwest Libya
Design: Buro Happold + Léon Wohlhage Wernik
Libya Architecture competition winner
Housing project, Tripoli
Design: VBM Architecten
More Libyan Architecture Designs online soon
Location: Libya, North Africa
Cyrene Declaration Libya
Design: Foster + Partners
image : Foster + Partners
Developments in countries near Libya
Cyrene Declaration Libya – architects: Foster + Partners
Buildings / photos for the Libyan Architecture page welcome