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  • 2004 Annual Report » CSBE
    Royal Society of Fine Arts CSBE had completed redesigning the park in 2003 CSBE also made presentations regarding its Water Conserving Landscapes project in a number of venues These venues included the International Water Demand Management Conference held at the Dead Sea in Jordan and the Cityscape conference held in Dubai This CSBE Water Conserving Landscapes project has been carried out in association with a number of partner institutions These include the University of Arizona in Tucson an internationally recognized center for research and teaching related to landscaping for water scarce environments Funding for the project has been provided by WEPIA Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action a program being implemented in collaboration with the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation and funded by the United States Agency for International Development USAID The Municipality of Greater Amman and the Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation also have provided considerable support for the implementation of the National Gallery Park With the completion of the National Gallery Park the deliverables of the CSBE Water Conserving Landscapes project would be completed Graywater Reuse CSBE completed the second phase of its Graywater Reuse project The project aims at investigating implementing and promoting graywater reuse at the small and medium scales in the domestic and service sector context The project has examined existing applications of graywater reuse in other countries and has evaluated their technical social and economic feasibility It also has investigated the social economic climatic and other environmental factors that may have a bearing on the implementation of graywater reuse systems in Jordan and has developed in conjunction with Jordanian professionals graywater solutions suited to the particular context of Jordan This has allowed CSBE to implement and participate in the implementation of a number of graywater reuse schemes in both urban and rural areas in Jordan The dissemination of practical information on graywater reuse to developers construction professionals and the interested public has been carried out through various means including exhibitions workshops publishing a brochure and developing an extensive section of the CSBE web site in both Arabic and English that provides in depth information on graywater reuse The second phase of the CSBE Graywater Reuse project included continuing a number of the activities of the first phase of the project monitoring the graywater systems that CSBE had implemented during the first phase of the project and disseminating the application of graywater reuse in rural areas in Jordan CSBE will be publishing its final report on graywater reuse in Jordan in the Spring of 2005 Support for the first phase of the CSBE graywater reuse project was provided by a grant from the Enhanced Productivity Program at the Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Support for the second phase of the project has been provided by a grant from the Small Grants Program of the British Embassy in Amman CSBE also cooperated with Habitat for Humanity Jordan in the implementation of graywater reuse units in rural areas in Jordan Book Corner CSBE initiated its web based CSBE Book Corner in January 2003 The Book Corner is intended as a continuously updated repository that provides a selection of publications dealing with issues relating to the built environment It emphasizes publications dealing with the built environment in Jordan and also publications on the built environment by Jordanian authors The publications collected through the CSBE Book Corner are listed on the CSBE web site and can be purchased directly from CSBE The Book Corner has featured about 40 titles many of which are not available in bookstores and are very difficult to locate in the marketplace Studies on Building Regulations for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA CSBE was commissioned to carry out two studies that aim at developing existing building regulations for ASEZA The first study dealt with regulations for building colors and materials and the second with signs and awnings for commercial buildings Both studies have been completed and the first study already has been developed into legislation Publication on Energy Efficient Architecture Mohammad al Asad and Majd Musa of CSBE co authored an article on energy efficiency in architecture entitled The Built and Natural Environments Reaching a State of Positive Coexistence The article appeared in a special issue of Architectural Design entitled Islam and Architecture See al Asad Mohammad and Musa Majd The Built and Natural Environments Reaching a State of Positive Coexistence In Islam and Architecture a special issue of Architectural Design 74 no 6 London Wiley Academy 2004 pp 54 63 CSBE still is seeking funding to initiate a research project on energy efficient construction that aims at developing and disseminating information regarding this important field that would be of use to professionals involved in the building industry as well as users of buildings Top Plans for 2005 ASEZA Study CSBE will be carrying out another study for ASEZA in association with the Jordanian consulting firm EcoConsult The study deals with developing zoning solutions that address the spread of unlicensed shops in certain areas of Aqaba The study aims at assessing existing conditions and developing solutions in a manner that takes into consideration the interests of the various involved stakeholders The project involves carrying out research regarding different zoning approaches designing and implementing surveys of the areas in question and their inhabitants organizing community meetings with the involved stakeholders and developing possible zoning solutions Architectural Laboratory II CSBE plans to hold its second Architectural Laboratory design workshop during the summer of 2005 As with the first Architectural Laboratory which was held in 2003 this one will include a series of one week modules each of which would be carried out by a noted architect educator These instructors will be from both inside and outside Jordan The theme for Architectural Laboratory II will be Collisions in Amman s Urban Fabric Exploring the Edge Exploring the Edge aims at presenting examples of contemporary design projects relating to the built environment in Jordan that are both innovative and committed to

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  • 2003 Annual Report » CSBE
    competition has received considerable publicity and has been featured in numerous web sites including those of ArchNet ArchNewsNow LayerMag and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter from outside Jordan and the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the Jordanian Engineers Association from inside Jordan CSBE also completed designs for the redevelopment of the Jordan National Gallery Park in Jabal al Luweibdeh as a model water conserving park and has participated in securing the necessary funds for it Construction for the park is scheduled to begin in early 2004 The project is being carried out through close cooperation with the Royal Society of Fine Arts the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts A manual on water conserving landscapes also has been written in both Arabic and English The Arabic version will be published in print form and on the CSBE web site and the English version will be published on the CSBE web site The publications are scheduled for the spring of 2004 CSBE also has continued to contribute biweekly articles on water conserving gardens to the Weekender edition of the English language daily The Jordan Times and CSBE staff have delivered a number of public lectures on the subject Current funding for the CSBE water conserving landscapes project is scheduled to end in August 2004 CSBE and a number of other organizations have been in contact regarding carrying out new projects relating to water conserving landscapes after the current project comes to an end This project is being carried out in association with a number of partner institutions These include the University of Arizona in Tucson an internationally recognized center for research and teaching related to landscaping for water scarce environments Funding for the project is provided by WEPIA Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action a program being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and funded by the United States Agency for International Development USAID Additional support for the low income housing competition in Aqaba has been provided by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture In this context it should be added that CSBE has been cooperating with the Jordan offices of the Mennonite Central Committee MCC on developing sustainable water conserving landscaping schemes for the local community center and the girls school in the village of Adasiyya in the Northern Jordan Valley The implementation of the landscaping scheme for the local community center has been completed and parts of the work on the girls school have been implemented with the remaining work scheduled for completion in the spring of 2004 CSBE and MCC also have initiated a project aimed at developing water conserving landscaping schemes for the village of al Wahadneh near Ajlun Click here for additional information on the CSBE Water Conserving Landscapes project h Graywater Reuse CSBE completed the first phase of its graywater reuse project The project aims at investigating implementing and promoting graywater reuse at the small and medium scales in the domestic and service sector context The project has examined existing applications of graywater reuse in other countries and has evaluated their technical social and economic feasibility It also has investigated the social economic climatic and other environmental factors that may have a bearing on the implementation of graywater reuse systems in Jordan and has developed in conjunction with Jordanian professionals graywater solutions suited to the particular context of Jordan This has allowed CSBE to implement and participate in the implementation of a number of graywater reuse schemes in both urban and rural areas in Jordan The dissemination of practical information on graywater reuse to developers construction professionals and the interested public has been carried out through various means including exhibitions workshops publishing a brochure and developing an extensive section in the CSBE web site in both Arabic and English that provides in depth information on graywater reuse The second phase of the CSBE graywater reuse project includes continuing a number of the activities of the first phase of the project monitoring the graywater systems that CSBE had implemented during the first phase of the project and disseminating the application of graywater reuse in rural areas in Jordan The second phase of the project is scheduled to end in the summer of 2004 Support for the first phase of the CSBE graywater reuse project was provided by a grant from the Enhanced Productivity Program at the Ministry of Planning Support for the second phase of the project is provided by a grant from the British Embassy Small Grants Program CSBE also is cooperating with Habitat for Humanity Jordan in the implementation of graywater reuse units in rural areas in Jordan Click here for additional information on the CSBE Graywater Reuse project Top Plans for 2004 a Continuation of Existing Activities During 2004 CSBE will proceed with and further develop a number of its ongoing activities These include Diwan al Mimar the CSBE architectural news the CSBE lectures and presentations documentation program Exploring the Edge and the Architectural Laboratory CSBE also will continue work on its two specialized projects the water conserving landscapes and the graywater reuse projects b New projects b 1 An introductory course on the architecture of the Islamic world CSBE is proceeding with plans for organizing an introductory course on the architecture of the Islamic world that would be the equivalent of a 3 credit university course The course which will cover the evolution of architecture in the Islamic world from the rise of Islam until the present will be taught by Professor Yasser Tabbaa an internationally acclaimed scholar of Islamic architecture who has taught at a number of important universities including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Harvard University the University of Texas at Austin the University of Michigan and Oberlin College The course also will host a number of visiting lecturers This intensive course is scheduled to take place during the evenings over a period of three weeks in June 2004 CSBE also is making

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  • 2002 Annual Report » CSBE
    planting the grounds of the local community center is scheduled to take place in January 2003 This CSBE water conserving landscapes project is being carried out in association with a number of partner institutions These include the University of Arizona in Tucson an internationally recognized center for research and teaching related to landscaping for water scarce environments Funding and technical assistance for the project are provided by WEPIA Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action a program being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and funded by the United States Agency for International Development USAID Click here for additional information on the CSBE water conserving landscapes project h Graywater Reuse CSBE has initiated the implementation of a project that aims at investigating implementing and promoting graywater reuse at the small and medium scales in the domestic and service sector context The project will examine existing applications of graywater reuse in other countries and evaluate their technical social and economic feasibility Also it will investigate the social economic climatic and other environmental factors that may have a bearing on the implementation of graywater reuse systems in Jordan and will develop in conjunction with Jordanian professionals graywater solutions suited to the particular context of Jordan The results will allow CSBE to provide technical advice that would support the implementation of a number of graywater reuse systems and schemes in both urban and rural areas in Jordan The project also will include the dissemination of practical information on graywater reuse to developers construction professionals and the interested public through workshops printed materials and through the CSBE web site The CSBE graywater reuse project is being carried out in cooperation with the University of Arizona at Tucson Support for the CSBE graywater reuse project is provided by a grant from the Enhanced Productivity Program at the Jordanian Ministry of Planning CSBE also has received a grant from the British Embassy Small Grants Scheme to allow it to further extend the life span of the project by an additional six months Click here for additional information on the CSBE graywater reuse project Top Press Interaction CSBE has received considerable press coverage during 2002 The CSBE water conserving landscapes project was featured in a number of publications including Royal Wings the in flight magazine of Jordan s national carrier Royal Jordanian Royal Wings published two articles one in Arabic and the other in English devoted to the CSBE water conserving landscapes project Also Architecture a new Dubai based architecture magazine that provides coverage of architecture in the developing world featured an article on the CSBE water conserving landscapes project and also reprinted a shorter version of the first CSBE issue of Exploring the Edge relating to Sahel al Hiyari s work Also the first issue of Exploring the Edge was featured by two international architectural web sites ArchNewsNow and Arcspace Sahel al Hiyari was the first architect to receive the prestigious Rolex Award and Exploring the Edge was the first publication to present al Hiyari s work CSBE also contributed 14 articles on water conserving gardens that were published in the Weekender edition of the Jordan Times on a biweekly basis Top Plans for 2003 a Continuation of Existing Activities During 2003 CSBE will proceed with and further develop a number of its ongoing activities These include Diwan al Mimar the public lecture series the CSBE architectural news the CSBE lectures and presentations documentation program and Exploring the Edge CSBE also will continue work on its two specialized projects the water conserving landscapes and the graywater reuse projects b New projects b 1 Book Corner The CSBE Book Corner is intended as a continuously updated repository that provides a selection of publications dealing with issues relating to the built environment It emphasizes publications dealing with the built environment in Jordan and also publications on the built environment by Jordanian authors The publications collected through the CSBE Book Corner will be listed in the CSBE web site and can be purchased by the public through a vendor with which CSBE has made special arrangements or through mail orders Preparations for the CSBE Book Corner have included identifying the publications and purchasing them developing a database that includes considerable information on the publications and uploading the information included in the database to the CSBE web site The preparations for the Book Corner were completed in late 2002 and it will be announced in January 2003 b 2 Press Room CSBE has been receiving a good amount of press coverage and also has been making contributions to various publications The CSBE Press Room will be a section of the CSBE web site that is devoted to documenting this interaction between CSBE and the press The Press Room is expected to be completed during the early part of 2003 b 3 The Architectural Laboratory The Architectural Laboratory is an eight week design studio that will provide a group of fifteen architecture students and newly graduating architects with an atelier like environment that allows them to develop their design skills through a process of intense interaction with each other and with a group of accomplished architects from inside and outside Jordan The architects from outside Jordan represent countries including Cyprus The Netherlands Turkey the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom The event will be divided into eight one week design modules with a different architect leading each module The event is scheduled for the summer of 2003 The architectural Laboratory will be organized in association with the Jordan National Gallery for Fine Arts the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Darat al Funun The Khalid Shoman Foundation the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Amman b 4 Solar Energy CSBE engaged a researcher who worked in association with CSBE staff members and a CSBE advisor to investigate the technical and economic potentials and challenges of developing the use of photovoltaic solar cells in Jordan The sun is playing an

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  • January 2005 » CSBE
    the Umm Qays Village in the north of Jordan The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities project aims at the cultural ecological and social conservation of the village through community participation as well as at positioning the village as a site of living cultural heritage and unique cultural tourism destination in Jordan Ammar Khammash Architects were commissioned to carry out the interpretation project for the Wadi Rum Visitors Center The project aims at explaining the geological origins of Wadi Rum as well as its ecology archaeology anthropology and conservation aspects The project s components include research text writing preparation of explanatory illustrations photography and graphic design The Zarqa Municipality awarded a number of tenders for carrying out infrastructure projects in the city for a total cost of 200 000 JD around 280 000 US The projects include the expansion of the King Talal Street as well as paving the Baha al Din Street and the street connecting it to al Zuhur Street The projects also feature the construction of two vehicular bridges over the Zarqa River one connecting Baha al Din Street with al Zuhur Street and the other connecting it to King Talal Street In addition two pedestrian bridges will be constructed one between al Zuhur Street and Baha al Din Street and the other between Wasfi al Tal Street and Petra Street Source al Ra i January 8 2005 Top News from Academia Mohammad al Asad Director of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE was appointed a visiting associate professor at the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts where he is to teach two courses a seminar on heritage and a course on the development of architecture in the Eastern Arab world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Top Lectures American landscape architect and educator James Turner delivered a lecture at al Hussein Cultural Center Turner taught at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan during early 1980s The lecture was organized by the Jordan Engineers Association and the Jordan Architects Society in collaboration with the Greater Amman Municipality Source al Ra i January 6 2005 Top Seminars Ab ad Magazine in collaboration with the Jordan Architects Society held a seminar entitled Public Participation in Planning Local Societies The seminar is part of a series of seminars that the magazine is holding on issues relating to architecture and planning Source al Ra i January 16 2005 Top Other News An agreement was signed between a Chinese company represented by Tang Jan Way and al Shuweikh Mall in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone ASEZ represented by Ziad al Shuweikh to establish the Chinese Commercial City The project will include 85 retail shops that will sell various products from China Source al Ra i January 4 2005 The Jordan Engineers Association held a reception in honor of American landscape architect and educator James Turner for his efforts in architectural education in Jordan Turner taught at the Department of

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  • February 2005 » CSBE
    the Jordan United TV Station Company The 12 000 square meter project is estimated to cost 10 million JD 14 million US and will include TV production studios production control rooms offices and all supporting facilities Top Competitions The results of the Best Idea Award for the beautification of the city of Amman for the months of November and December 2004 and January 2005 were announced The November prize went to Khaled al Umari a chemistry teacher who proposed the idea of community participation in the cleaning and renovation of light fittings in residential areas The December prize went to Mira al Abwa a tenth grade student who suggested the design of garbage bins in the shape of famous cartoon characters to encourage children to use them The January prize went to Husam Akram an eleventh grade student who proposed the idea of Where am I according to which electronic signs would be posted in certain places around Amman so that residents and visitors would be able to press a button to get information regarding where they are and how they may reach other locations in the city The municipality set a total amount of 7 000 JD around 10 000 US for this award to be distributed over a period of 14 months with a monthly prize of 500 JD around 700 US Source al Ra i February 21 2005 Top News from Academia Ala Gammoh of the Department of Architecture at the Applied Science University established a personal web site that aims at encouraging interaction between students and instructors The web site will include course descriptions announcements and student achievements and may be accessed at www ala gammoh asu edu jo Top Seminars Architect Ammar Khammash principal of Ammar Khammash Architects was the moderator for a seminar entitled The Eco lodge and the Environment which was part of the Built Environment for Sustainable Tourism conference that took place in Muscat Oman The conference was organized by the Ministry of Tourism in Oman the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization WTO Khammash also was commissioned to participate in the drafting of the Muscat Declaration on Built Environment for Sustainable Tourism Top Other News The Jordan Cement Factories Company donated 90 000 JD around 127 000 US for the construction of a new emergency section in Prince Zeid bin al Hussein Hospital in Tafilah in the south of Jordan The company also is funding the construction of al Qadisiyyah Youth Club for another 90 000 JD al Harith bin Umayr Municipality building for 70 000 JD around 100 000 US and a mobile veterinary clinic in Busayra for 65 000 JD around 92 000 US Source al Ra i February 6 2005 The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Education signed an agreement with the German bank NFW to fund the construction of 12 primary schools in the poorer regions of Jordan The schools will include 240 classrooms that

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  • March 2005 » CSBE
    commercial units as well as related infrastructure and parking facilities The project also includes a mosque and a community center The total cost of the project is estimated at 359 000 JD around 500 000 US Phase III of the project is being implemented in collaboration with the private sector It consists of 202 residential units and 11 commercial units and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2005 In Zarqa expansion work on the Batrawi project which includes 69 residential units currently is being implemented Future plans for HUDC include the implementation of the Zarqa Employees Housing Projects 1 and 2 and also the Shafa Badran Housing Project HUDC also will implement a number of projects in collaboration with the private sector including the al Zaytunah al Yasmin Umm Batma al Fayha al Saru and Green Madaba Housing projects Source al Ra i March 27 2005 Top Initiation of Projects Construction work started on the extension and renovation project of the French Embassy in Amman Design Associates and Research Bureau DARB completed the design for the project in a joint venture with the French consultants Derbesse Delplanque Architects and CET The extension area will be approximately 1 600 square meters and will include a basement and two floors It is scheduled for completion in February 2006 after which renovation work will start on the existing embassy building The renovation is scheduled for completion in August 2006 DARB also was awarded construction supervision services for the project and Na il Atiyyah Construction Establishment was selected as the contactor for the project Top Completed Designs Arabtech Jardaneh Engineers and Architects completed the designs for al Karamah Border Center for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing The project consists of 72 250 square meters of buildings and other facilities located on a 450 hectare site at the Jordanian Iraqi border The estimated cost for the project is 65 million JD around 91 5 million US Top New Commissions The Ministry of Transport announced that it is considering the construction of a new building in Jordan s primary airport the Queen Alia Airport which is located south of Amman The new building will connect the two existing passenger terminal buildings It will have an area of 60 000 square meters thus expanding the area of the passenger terminal buildings to 120 000 square meters The expansion project aims at accommodating the expected increase in air traffic affecting the airport over the next 30 years The project also will include the renovation of the existing buildings The ground floor of the new building will be for arrivals and the upper level will be for departures In addition the number of departure and arrival gates will be increased and the duty free shop will be expanded On a related note the US based engineering consulting firm the Louis Berger Group and Sigma Consultants were commissioned last year to improve some of the facilities in the airport The work is expected to be completed

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  • April 2005 » CSBE
    working around the clock The project consists of a 400 meter 4 lane overpass along Wasfi al Tall Street and a 420 meter 4 lane underpass along King Abdallah II Street A roundabout also will be constructed to facilitate the movement of traffic in various directions The roundabout will feature a landscaping scheme and the walls of the underpass will be decorated with local colored stone Source al Ra i April 3 2005 The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development is providing support for the construction of the new Aqaba Hospital in the amount of 51 million JD 72 million US The hospital which will cover an area of 318 000 square meters will include 200 beds and is intended to support a population of 110 000 inhabitants It also will include operation rooms as well as the necessary equipment and facilities Source al Ra i April 14 2005 The construction of the 28 kilometer commuter railway connecting the Raghadan area in downtown Amman with the city of Zarqa is expected to start in September 2005 The project is expected to be completed within two years from the date of the initiation of construction The estimated number of passengers shuttling between the two cities daily exceeds 140 000 people The commuter train which will run on a dual track railway will be powered by electricity thus providing a more environment friendly solution in comparison to trains operating on diesel Source The Jordan Times April 14 2005 Construction work started on the German Jordanian University in Mushaqqar northwest of the city of Madaba on a 20 hectare site The university will have a capacity of 5 000 students and is expected to open its doors to students in the fall of 2005 Source al Ra i April 26 2005 Top Completed Designs Preliminary designs for the new bus terminal to be constructed in the Tariq area along Jordan Street have been completed The new bus terminal is intended to replace the one in Abdali which will be incorporated into the Abdali development project The final designs are expected to be ready by the end of May 2005 The 27 000 square meter terminal will accommodate all 13 existing bus lines connecting Amman to the northern parts of the country These lines which include a fleet of 144 big buses 52 small buses and 37 service cars connect Amman to Jarash Ajlun Mafraq Irbid and the Jordan University of Science and Technology Kufr Uwwan Kafranjah and the Gaza Refugee Camp Source al Ra i April 27 2005 Top New Commissions The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect were commissioned to design the Areen Resort in Bahrain for the Gulf Finance House The project will occupy 58 000 square meters and will include a 5 star hotel a health club reception facilities a therapy center and an aqua park Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design phase I of the New Amman Customs Clearance Center for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing The project

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  • May 2005 » CSBE
    work started on the Children s Museum adjacent to the Royal Automobile Museum in the King Hussein Park The project designed by Jordanian and British firms is expected to be completed by the end of the summer in 2006 The museum is designed specially for children 14 years old and younger on a two hectare plot donated by the Greater Amman Municipality It will include more than 150 exhibits that allow for a multi sensory exploration and understanding of the arts sciences technology industry and value of national identity along with accompanying innovative and educational multimedia resources and programs The museum also will include a children s library and Information Technology IT center planetarium café auditorium activities center outdoor theatre and museum shop Source The Jordan Times May 10 2005 Top Completed Designs Preliminary designs for the new bus terminal to be constructed in the Tariq area along Jordan Street have been completed The new bus terminal is intended to replace the one in Abdali which will be incorporated into the Abdali development project The final designs are expected to be ready by the end of May 2005 The 27 000 square meter terminal will accommodate all 13 existing bus lines connecting Amman to the northern parts of the country These lines which include a fleet of 144 big buses 52 small buses and 37 service cars connect Amman to Jarash Ajlun Mafraq Irbid and the Jordan University of Science and Technology Kufr Uwwan Kafranjah and the Gaza Refugee Camp Source al Ra i April 27 2005 Top New Commissions The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect were commissioned to design a 5 000 square meter mosque in the Abu Dhabi Central Market in Abu Dhabi the United Arab Emirates for Dar Group Top Competitions Jordanian architect Layth Madi shared first place in the student category in the competition for the design of Martyrs Plaza in Beirut Lebanon Layth Madi completed his bachelor s degree in architecture from Cornell University in 2001 and a master s degree in architecture from Harvard University in 2004 The competition which was launched by Solidere last June consisted of two categories professional and student Participants from Jordan included the joint venture of TURATH Heritage Conservation Management and Design Consultants and Dar al Omran The Jury consisted of Fouad Awada Samir Khalaf and Bernard Khoury from Lebanon Roueida Ayache from France Donald Bates from Australia Rodolfo Machado and Joan Busquets from the United States Chong Chia Goh from Singapore and Maurizio Marzi from Italy Images joint entry by Turath and Dar al Omran Top News from Academia Hazem al Nujeidi of the Applied Science University participated in the 36th Environmental Design Research Association Conference in Vancouver Canada with a paper entitled Concept Formation Top Lectures The Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology JUST held four lectures as part of its ongoing lecture series The first was by the Jordanian author Yousef Gharaibeh entitled The Cultural Social Zone The second was by

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