„Rashid Karami Fare“, the fairground and event site planned by the architect Oscar Niemeyer in Tripoli, Lebanon, is also a symbol of a country that self-amputated its pursuit of internationality with the outbreak of the Civil War in 1975. The site‘s gigantic theatre and exhibition halls were neither completed nor officially opened. Although residents are not permitted access to the area, occasionally a jogger ends up there after losing his path. Ironically, in the past two years the architectural icon of the Civil War has been a secondary stage for another violent war. The UN‘s refugee agency is currently using a small section of the fairground as a centre for registration for Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon.