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  • February 2004 » CSBE
    The 5 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 million JD around 1 4 million US Symbiosis Designs completed designs for the Madi Plaza located in the Abdun area of Amman The 2 900 square meter project will cost around 350 500 JD around 490 000 US The Jordanian Ministry of Education has invited tenders for the construction of three schools in the Karak Governorate at an expected cost of 1 million JD around 1 4 million US The ministry also is carrying out expansions in eight schools in the governorate through the addition of fifty new classrooms at a total cost of 0 5 million JD 0 7 million US Source al Ra i February 11 2004 Top News from Academia 7 students received their bachelor s degrees in architecture from the Applied Sciences University in Amman Yamen al Betawi successfully defended his master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology The thesis is entitled Measuring Quality of Life in Cities Setting Up Criteria for Amman Siba Tawalbeh successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology The thesis is entitled Re Conceptualizing Urban Conservation Projects in Jordan Towards a Multi Discursive Approach Top Other News The Ministry of Public Works and Housing is proceeding with work on the first phase of the Airport Road Expansion project The 4 million JD around 5 6 million US project consists of expanding a 4 6 kilometer stretch of Airport Road from the Eighth Circle to the Na ur Intersection into a six lane two way road and replacing the existing median with concrete barriers This is the first phase of the 30 kilometer Airport Road expansion project which is expected to

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  • March 2004 » CSBE
    Hammad Associates The Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE The Municipality of Greater Amman Maani Ventures Media Scope and The National Press Khaled Kahhaleh director of the Building Research Center at the Royal Scientific Society delivered a lecture at the Jordanian Architects Society entitled Architectural Considerations in the Design of Earthquake Resistant Buildings Source al Ra i March 9 2004 Top Other News The Municipality of Greater Amman has commenced studies and designs for the development and rehabilitation of heritage neighborhoods in the Jabal Amman area The study aims at upgrading existing urban spaces through the refurbishment of sidewalks and the introduction of planting signage systems and new paving The municipality through its newly formed Heritage Section plans to advocate a law that extends legal protection to Jordan s cultural and architectural heritage beyond 1700 AD the year to which current legislation extends The Heritage Section is in the process of preparing a draft of special instructions for the protection of heritage buildings and will present recommendations to the Jordanian Cabinet for the compilation of a registry of heritage buildings It also intends to carry out fundraising activities to support restoration work for the buildings Source al Ra i March 2 2004 The Municipality of Greater Amman has announced plans to close off a number of roads in the Amman downtown area to vehicular traffic for several hours on Fridays in April on a trial basis to assess the impact of the closures on the area This move will be carried out in preparation for plans to convert the Amman downtown area into a pedestrian zone The plan aims at vitalizing commercial and touristic activity and putting an end to traffic congestion in the downtown area Source al Ra i March 16 2004 The state run MAWARED The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation hosted a meeting with representatives of the local banking sector The meeting introduced investment opportunities in Mawared s development projects in Jordan including the Abdali Regeneration Project in Amman and the Zarqa New Garden City Project in Zarqa Mawared s development projects have drawn interest from several regional and international developers and investors Last year the corporation signed a strategic partnership agreement with Saudi Oger the Riyadh based construction company for the development of the Abdali site The Abdali Regeneration Project a 30 hectare site will represent an integrated mixed use real estate development in the heart of the capital Mawared and Saudi Oger will form a Jordanian company that will manage the project The new company s responsibilities will include attracting investments marketing property management and supervision of the implementation of the master plan for the Abdali area Among the project s foremost plans is setting up a smart infrastructure system of computer networks and speedy telecommunications The project also will develop pedestrian streets underground parking areas and landscaped areas It primarily will include a university office buildings recreational facilities housing complexes cultural facilities such as the King Hussein Memorial Library and

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  • April 2004 » CSBE
    of the area and to organize and upgrade informal settlements in Aqaba The Ministry of Planning and the Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDC had carried out a 2 million JD 2 8 million US project for the development of infrastructure services in Shamiyyah last year Source al Ra i April 30 2004 Top Completed Designs Dar al Omran completed designs for the 43 000 square meter Wadi Abu Jamil Residential Complex in Beirut Lebanon for Solidere the Lebanese Company for the Reconstruction of the Beirut Central District Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects completed designs for the Queen Rania Rehabilitation Hospital for Soldiers with Special Needs in Amman for the Royal Engineering Department The 4 000 square meter project consists of a rehabilitation center that includes physiotherapy and hydrotherapy facilities administrative offices a library a club and an internal courtyard In addition the project includes an ancillary building that accommodates an information center dormitories and offices Arabtech Jardaneh carried out the architectural structural electromechanical interior and hard landscape designs as well as medical planning for the project Ihsan Farkoh was the external health facilities planner for the project which is expected to cost 2 million JD around 2 8 million US Top New Commissions Faris and Faris Architects were commissioned to design the Bank Audi head office in Amman in addition to ten branches across Jordan for the Lebanese Audi Saradar Group The 1 200 square meter head office will be located in the Le Royale building in Amman The branches will range in area from 100 to 500 square meter Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects were commissioned to design a Food and Environmental Laboratory in Aqaba for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA The 2 600 square meter project will include all facilities and amenities needed for a modern laboratory that monitors food and environmental quality nationwide The UK based firm Dewjo c Architects carried out pharmaceutical health planning for the project which is expected to cost 1 1 million JD around 1 5 million US Top Competitions The Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE in collaboration with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA announced the awards for the Competition for the Design of a Model Water and Energy Efficient Low Income Expandable Housing Unit in Aqaba The competition jury awarded the first prize to the entry by Ziad Kattan the second prize to the entry by the team consisting of Florentine Visser Ronald Vadeboncoeur and Gert Jan Dirkx and the third prize to the entry by the team consisting of Kayyali Fasheh Consultants and Rihab al Ajam ASEZA will be hosting a ceremony to hand out the awards in Aqaba It also will organize an exhibit for the entries of the competition The competition was managed by WEPIA Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action a program implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Irrigation and funded by USAID the United States Agency for International Development Additional support for

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  • May 2004 » CSBE
    Ra i May 19 2004 Construction work began on the second phase of the Eastern Baths Rehabilitation Project in downtown Jerash The 452 000 JD around 632 800 US project aims at connecting the Roman sites of the city with the modern downtown area through pedestrian trails The first phase of the project which cost about 400 000 JD around 560 000 US was commissioned after the completion of excavation work in the area and included the creation of paved plazas and the renovation of the main façade of the city s Hashemite Mosque The World Bank through the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has funded the two phases of the project Source al Ra i May 19 2004 Top Completed Designs GDAR Group completed designs for the first phase of the Terraced Housing Estate in the Zarqa New Garden City in Zarqa for the state run MAWARED The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation The 22 000 square meter project consists of three phases of terraced row houses located on 8 6 hectares of land on the site of the old military camp of Zarqa The first phase of the project comprises 170 units of attached duplexes located around a communal garden with unit areas being 120 150 or 180 square meters The Hassan Hindawi Office carried out structural designs and the MIMAR Office carried out mechanical designs for the 3 8 million JD 5 35 million US project Tibah Consultants completed designs for the temporary location of the International Academy located in al Hussein National Gardens in Amman The project involves the adaptive reuse of a preexisting 2 700 square meter building and the addition of two new buildings with a total area of 2 000 square meters Design work was completed on the first phase of the Princess Salma Urban Complex The project is part of the comprehensive development scheme that the state run MAWARED The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation is executing on the site of the old military camp of the city of Zarqa The three phase project will include the construction of 500 residential units 170 of which are scheduled for completion during the first phase of the project Source al Ra i May 12 2004 The Ministry of Education is planning to build five new schools in the Zarqa Governorate this year at a total cost of 4 2 million JD 5 88 million US The ministry also is preparing designs for 13 additional schools in the governorate at a total cost of 8 5 million JD 11 9 million US Source al Ra i May 19 2004 Munir Hajjiri and Partners completed designs for the Prophet Hud Memorial and Mosque for the Ministry of Islamic Awqaf Affairs and Holy Places The 230 000 JD 322 000 US 2 200 square meter project is located in Hud village in the Jerash Governorate Source al Ra i May 25 2004 Top Competitions The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA held a prize

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  • June 2004 » CSBE
    Times June 29 2004 Top Completed Designs Bilal Hammad Associates completed designs for the 4 650 square meter Petra Engineering Industries Factory headquarters in al Muwaqqar for Petra Engineering Industries The project includes the rehabilitation of an existing structure and its development into a modern corporate building Faris and Faris Architects commenced preparation of working drawings for the Children s Museum in al Hussein National Gardens in Amman In February 2002 Faris and Faris Architects won second prize in a competition for the design of the museum that was organized by The Office of Queen Rania Al Abdullah in association with the Omrania and Associates Omrania and Associates The 7 000 square meter project is expected to cost around 2 million JD around 2 8 million US The Amman office of the Riyadh based Omrania and Associates completed designs for three Pool Complexes in Qatar commissioned by the Qatar National Olympic Committee in preparation for the upcoming 2006 Asian Olympics which will take place there The schematic design phase of the project had been carried out in a joint venture with the Hong Kong based architectural firm L O Architects Al Ittihad Sports Club which will host part of the Olympic events will house the largest of these pool complexes with an area of 25 000 square meters In addition to the Olympic pool al Ittihad Sports Club will house an Olympic diving pool a full length training pool a children s pool and seating for 3 000 spectators The column free structure spans 160 by 70 meters and rises to a height of 25 meters The Rayyan Club and Qatar Club pool buildings are 12 500 and 7 000 square meters respectively The Amman office of the Riyadh based Omrania and Associates completed designs for the Taiba Headquarters Building in Medina Saudi Arabia for the Taiba Investment and Real Estate Development Company The three story building is situated on a 6 200 square meter site and includes offices for various corporations a multipurpose hall dining and prayer halls and underground parking facilities It features a three story high atrium and a floating aluminum clad lightweight roof Omrania and Associates also carried out the landscaping and interior designs for the 10 500 square meter project SANABEL for Landscape Design and Services in a joint venture with Tibah Consultants completed designs for the landscape of the Aqaba Center Darb Project in Aqaba The 41 870 square meter project for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA is expected to cost 2 million JD around 2 8 million US Symbiosis Designs completed designs for a Sports Health Center located in the Abdun area of Amman for the Gravity Company for Athletic Investments The 8 000 square meter project is expected to cost 2 5 million JD around 3 5 million US The Cairo based company Orascom completed designs for a Hotel in the Marina Town in the Tala Bay Tourist Complex in Aqaba for Near East Development Farouq Tadros carried out landscape

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  • July 2004 » CSBE
    Taj Tunnel which will extend one kilometer and connect the Hashemite Plaza in downtown Amman with Yarmuk Street Source al Ra i July 2004 The Ministry of Health has invited tenders for the expansion project of Jerash Hospital for the city of Jerash The 640 000 JD around 900 000 US 10 000 square meter project will occupy a site of 6 500 square meters The expansion will include clinics a renal dialysis unit a sterilization unit administration offices and a laundry Source al Ra i July 2004 Top Completed Designs Dar al Omran completed the design of phase III of al Bashir Hospital in Amman for the Ministry of Health The 45 000 square meter project is expected to cost 24 850 000 JD 35 000 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the Shallalah Housing Project for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA The final design is the result of several design development phases that have taken place since January 2003 The 28 400 000 JD 40 000 000 US project comprises the relocation of the 5 000 residents in the low income informal settlements of the Shallalah area to 1 100 new residential units with playgrounds schools mosques and other necessary facilities The Greater Amman Municipality completed the design of the Jabal al Weibdeh Tunnel and is gathering data for the design of the Jabal Amman Tunnel The 600 meter long two lane wide Jabal al Weibdeh Tunnel will connect the area of the Ministry of Finance with the traffic light intersection next to Samir al Rifa i School The 600 meter long Jabal Amman Tunnel will connect the traffic light intersection next to the Samir al Rifa i School with the Ras al Ayn area The two tunnels will constitute part of the Amman Central Ring Road Source al Ra i July 25 2004 The Jordan Projects for Tourism Development JPTD signed an agreement with the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance for funding the construction of the Marina Beach five star hotel in Tala Bay in Aqaba in the amount of 5 000 000 JD around 7 000 000 US The hotel was designed by the Italian architect Alfredo Freda and is estimated to cost about 12 000 000 JD around 17 000 000 US The hotel which occupies a site of 60 000 square meters including a 280 meter long beach is expected to open its doors to the public during the last quarter of 2006 Source al Ra i July 12 2004 Top New Commissions Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects were awarded the contract for the design and construction of the New Western District Hospital in Dukhan Qatar for Qatar Petroleum The 78 200 square meter hospital is expected to cost 63 190 000 JD 89 000 000 US In developing the designs for this project Arabtech Jardaneh will collaborate with Hospital Designers Planners HDP Overseas from the United Arab Emirates Gardiner Theobald International GTI the Arab

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  • august 2004 » CSBE
    designed in collaboration with the Dubai office of the Swedish firm LW Interior Design Group Top Completed Designs Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects completed designs for the Food and Environmental Laboratory in Aqaba for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA The 2 600 square meter project provides all facilities and satisfies international standards required of a nation wide food and environmental quality control laboratory The project is expected to cost about 1 100 000 JD around 1 550 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the Apartment Hotel in Luanda Angola for Sigma Gibb The project is expected to cost 20 000 000 JD around 28 000 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for al Qaddafi International Award Site for Human Rights in Tripoli Libya The 2 840 000 JD 4 000 000 US complex includes an auditorium offices audio visual rooms halls a bank and a restaurant Top New Commissions The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect were commissioned to design the Umm Bab Tower in Doha Qatar for investor Ali Bin Fetais al Marri The 55 000 square meter 31 story residential commercial tower consists of 235 apartments restaurants a health club multipurpose halls and retail stores The project is expected to cost 25 000 000 JD around 35 200 000 US Top Competions The Greater Amman Municipality announced the winning designs for the Abdali Park Project Seven designs were submitted for the competition Of those Ammar Khammash Architects and Safwan Al Naser Architects shared first place and architect Marwan al Jamal Regional Engineering Office received third place Construction on the project is expected to begin after the bus terminal that currently occupies the site is moved to Jordan Street during the second quarter of 2005 Source al Ra

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  • september 2004 » CSBE
    2003 by the Japanese firm PADECO and the Consolidated Consultants Source The Jordan Times September 2 2004 The Greater Irbid Municipality completed a tender for a project to turn the city business center into a cultural area that includes piazzas cultural venues public parks restaurants and entertainment facilities The project aims at preserving the cultural identity of the old city and will include the adaptive reuse of some of its historical buildings The area will be divided into three separate zones Arar Street the Gold Market Suq al Sagha and al Afrah Plaza Source The Jordan Times and al Ra i September 5 2004 Top Completed Designs The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for a Multistory Car Park in Doha Qatar for the Ministry of Municipal and Agricultural Affairs The six story metal façade building will provide parking space for 750 cars The project is expected to cost 5 850 000 JD around 8 240 000 US Top New Commissions Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the APMT Administration Building in Aqaba for APM Terminal Jordan The 2 500 square meter project is expected to cost 1 200 000 JD around 1 700 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect in a joint venture with Sigma Group from Angola were commissioned to design the ESSO Housing Community Project in Luanda Angola for ESSO The 40 000 square meter project will include single family houses a community center a fitness complex and open spaces Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the redevelopment of the gateway to the historical city of Petra for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The 5 485 square meter project is expected to cost 3 363 750 JD around 4 700 000 US Top News from Academia Mohammad Al Tanni has been appointed assistant

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