Mehrine The Venue
Out of nothing, we created nothing; a nothing that is complex enough to establish the Balance between all the elements.
We created nothing for a reason.
It is an escape. It is peace. It is emptiness. Through this emptiness you will be filled by the experience of the space itself. Through it you will sense life’s essential openness; you will discover its ever-changing and uncontrollable nature. Through it you will sense the life-giving emptiness. The surfaces and folded layouts strengthen people’s experience in this infinite landscape, and create the condition to enjoy the great panoramic view by joining the horizon and the infinite universe.
“You live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality, but you do not know this. When you understand this, you will see that you are nothing, and being nothing you are everything. That is all.” K. Rinpoche
This venue reflects the five elements of life: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void, through the design and implementation of each unit in its surroundings.
Earth represents the hard, solid objects of the earth and it is symbolized by stone. Fire represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world and it is symbolized by steel. Water represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Wind represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement and it can be best represented by the human mind. Void represents those things beyond our everyday experience and is clearly symbolized by the openness of the space.
It is a walk, a journey. It starts in a point but yet it is endless.
Jean Bou Doumit and “ID Beirut” designed a space; they conceived a blank paper,
It is a blank paper where each can write his own story; a blank paper with a hidden story within.