Can you help us capture information on every building in Beirut?
How many buildings are there in Beirut? What are their characteristics? Where are they located and how do they contribute to the city? How adaptable are they? How long will they last, and what are the environmental and socio-economic implications of demolition?
Coloring Beirut is being designed to address these questions by crowdsourcing and visualising information on Beirut’s buildings. We’re releasing the prototype for testing in the late summer. See the slideshow below for what it will look like.
Coloring Beirut is designed to collect, visualize, analyze, and make accessible data on Beirut's buildings' stock. It relies on the open-source platform developed by the Coloring Beirut team.
12 categories have been chosen in consultation with specialists working in a range of areas, from energy analysis and sustainable urban planning and design to building conservation, community planning, architecture and historical research.
Where is it?
How is it used?
How was it first used?
When was it built?
How big is it?
How is it built?
Who built it?
How does it relate to the street?
Is it near a tree or park?
Is it designated?
How many rebuilds on the site?
Do you like it?
Once built, our platform will allow you to:
To view the data, navigate to the ‘View Maps’ page and find the category that interests you.
Add and edit data
Find a building and add or edit data for any of the 12 core categories.
See how people are using our data
Find links to visualisations and analysis, art projects and applications relating to the evolution of Beirut, housing, energy, planning, heritage and history—or something we haven’t imagined yet.
Download, remix and reuse
Access bulk downloads of data created through the project to use and reuse under a liberal open data license. Let us know and we’ll feature showcase projects on the Coloring Beirut site.