Ich liebe Gemmayzeh!

GEMMAYZEH: The new Address of the Goethe-Institut Lebanon

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The Goethe Institute in Lebanon reopened its doors. After the relocation and extensive renovation of the new building in the Beirut district of Gemmayzeh, the main services of the Goethe-Institute are again reunited under one roof. The new media lounge invites visitors to explore the latest trends in German and European art, film, dance, music and philosophy. The class rooms on the first floor are equipped with interactive smart boards, and provide the ideal conditions for learning German. Certified language examinations are also available.

The new media lounge is intended as a room in which artists and visitors have the possibility to try out new ideas, blur boundaries and question established viewpoints. Beforehand, 'Architects for Change', a group of local designers, organised a number of workshops to analyse the requirements which the staff, students and partners of the Institute would have in relation to the new building. The result is a highly versatile facility with designer furniture and lots of plants, which invites visitors not just to browse the bookshelves but also to work with iPads. The room can also be quickly converted into an event space.

  • Goethe-Institut Libanon | Außenfassade Goethe-Institut Libanon
  • Goethe-Institut Libanon | Medienlounge Goethe-Institut Libanon/ Rudy Bou Chebel
  • Goethe-Institut Libanon | Cafeteria Goethe-Institut Libanon/ Rudy Bou Chebel
  • Goethe-Institut Libanon | Rezeption Goethe-Institut Libanon/ Rudy Bou Chebel
  • Goethe-Institut Sprachabteilung Goethe-Institut Libanon / Rudy Bou Chebel
  • Goethe-Institut | Sprachabteilung Goethe-Institut Libanon / Rudy Bou Chebel

Celebration Reopening | Goethe-Institut Libanon | 28.09.2017

The Goethe-Institut celebrated the reopening of its new premises at its new location in Gemmayzeh!

Around 250 guests participated in the official reception at which the new institute was presented to its partners. Immediately afterwards started the 'Große Party' (big party), with around 850 guests.

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Time Titel Place
Starting October 23, 2017 New German language courses and exam dates
| Language courses & exams |
Goethe-Institut Libanon
November 24 – 25, 2017 Teaching German through new digital media
| Training |
Goethe-Institut Libanon
December 8, 2017 Winterfest 2017
| Party |
Goethe-Institut Libanon
Starting January 2018 Grünes Diplom – Certified program for prospective teachers
| Training |
Goethe-Institut Libanon
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Ideas Box
| Mobile Media Centre |
September 21 – October 1, 2017 German Film Week 2017
| Film screenings |
Metropolis Cinema
Starting September 28, 2017 Photo exhibition
| Exhibition |
Goethe-Institut Libanon
September 28 to October 7, 2017 White Wall
| Performance, workshops, wall painting |
November 30 – December 3, 2017 MINA - Artistic Ports & Passages
| Theatre, film, exhibitions, readings, dialogues |
Goethe-Institut Libanon
  Backstory – The Film Residency
| Residency |
  Traces of Germany in Lebanon
| Digital content |
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm Lending Service of the Media Lounge
| Information service |
Media Lounge
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11.30 am - 5:30 pm Goethe-Institut Libanon goes virtual
| Virtual Reality, Gaming |
Media Lounge
Starting on October 11, 2017 at 7pm and will continue on a regular basis, every second and fourth Wednesday of every month Berlin in Film
| Film screening |
Media Lounge
November 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop
| Workshop/Discussion |
Media Lounge
November 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm Litrix event for Publishers in Lebanon
| Information event |
Media Lounge
Around the clock Onleihe, the digital library of Goethe-Institut
| Information service |
Media Lounge & digitally
Regular visits BibBus, the mobile library of Goethe-Institut
| Library inside a Bus |
All over Lebanon