The project was started in September 2008, since then the following stages have been successfully completed:

- may 2009: Creation of a Scientific Advisory Committee, featuring representatives from civil society
- august 2009: Appointment of an architect
- february 2010: Finalization of the architectural plans
- april 2010: Public presentation of the project in Beirut
- september 2011: Public presentation of the project in Paris
- october 2011: Granting of the building permit

Forthcoming objectives:

- designation of the construction company
- start of construction work (scheduled to last 2 years)
- call for tenders for implementing the cultural project
- analysis of the management methods