Stone Garden is Ghotmeh's first architecture project in her hometown of Beirut and was designed to symbolise the resilience and long history of the Lebanese capital.
"Stone Garden is full of wonder and poetry," said the Dezeen Awards judges.
Readers agreed. One said, "A worthy winner. It reads and reinterprets its complex cultural context to perfection."
Other stories in this week's newsletter include a ski cabin in Chile designed by Iragüen Viñuela Arquitectos, a roundup of ten unusual fireplaces and Herzog & de Meuron's Tour Triangle skyscraper, which will be the largest skyscraper to appear on central Paris' skyline since 1973.
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