Square Four Public Garden acts as a gateway to the Central District of Beirut. Its composition revolves around the framing and highlighting of two ancient ficus trees that ‘have withstood the test of time and witnessed all that has passed before them’. A raised pool, lined with pebbles of marble, introduces a contemplative element, creating a sense of quiet refuge on a small site surrounded by buildings.
Samir Kassir Square is a small public space bordered by buildings on three sides and by a street on the eastern side.
Since the site is relatively small, Djurovic emphasised the creation of an intimate and contemplative space, with the reflecting cascading-pool providing an element of separation from the busy street flanking the site from the east.
Solidere has its own in-house maintenance crew, who ensures that pumps and water filters for the reflecting pool are functioning properly, and caring for the strip of verbena flowers, grown in Solidere nurseries, and the dwarf Natal plum that covers the bermed area.
Djurovic's designs are meticulously worked out. In addition to his concern for issues of visual impact, his detailing emphasises durability. He prefers using solid stone blocks for stairs, which allows them to withstand extensive wear and tear.