Rachid Karami International Fair, Tripoli, Lebanon
This huge and strangely deserted area in the middle of the busy city of Tripoli really is something else. In 1963 the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was commissioned to design the International Fairgrounds of Tripoli, but in 1975, Lebanon’s civil war interrupted the construction of this modernist landmark. After the war the 10,000-hectare site was used as a Tripoli headquarter for the Syrian army. It’s 15 buildings still remains today with all its incomplete concrete structures slowly falling apart as a strange echo from a far away vision that never came to play.