Anthony Rizk represented Hydea at the Technology Workshop & Know-How Exchange in the Field of Restoration and Reconstruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, a three-day workshop dedicated to knowledge exchange in the fields of reconstruction and restoration of Built Heritage.

The event was organised under the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Lebanon, the Office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in Beirut, and in close collaboration with Assorestauro – Italian Association for Architecture, Art and Urban Restoration.

The workshop included several site visits to ongoing construction and restoration projects in the heart of Beirut. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the aftermath of the Beirut blast on the capital’s unique cultural heritage and got acquainted with the outstanding on-the-ground efforts led by numerous local, as well as international NGOs and organizations.

It was a wonderful occasion to consolidate relations between companies and business associations from Lebanon and Italy, involving a wide spectrum of players in the restoration field from both the public and private sectors.

Hydea, that is already working with a wide spectrum of multidisciplinary and high-profile specialists, could extend its network to NGOs and organisations. Such a remarkable expertise is much needed in a conflicted region where cultural heritage and associated communities are continuously affected by intersecting conflicts and climate change effects, which led to extreme vulnerabilities and irreversible damages.

Through this ready-to-deploy network, Hydea is ready to act as a leading example in providing substantial change in the region, through the safeguard and promotion of its unique cultural heritage.