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  • october 2004 » CSBE
    expected to reach 7 000 000 JD 10 000 000 US Sigma Consulting Engineers has completed technical social and economic studies for the area The project will include several small projects including the transformation of Madaba into an arrival gate to Jordan by linking the city with Queen Alia International Airport and developing it a transit station for travelers This includes providing necessary facilities such as hotels and restaurants Also as part of the project the city will be linked to the Dead Sea through the Dead Sea Panorama Project The project will include the improvement of the city s road network and parking areas It also will develop a traditional market in the old bus station complex as well as a Turkish bath and a fruit and vegetable market The King Talal Street will be converted into a pedestrian area surrounding streets will be upgraded and a modern information center and public open spaces will be created In addition the Madaba Museum along with several other historical buildings will be rehabilitated Sigma Consulting Engineers also is conducting a study on the development of the nearby historic Mount Nebo area The 7 000 000 square meter project will include the establishment of promenades parking spaces restaurants and public toilets The municipality also announced that a tourist village will be constructed in the town of al Faysaliyyah for a cost of 400 000 JD around 560 000 US The project will include restaurants cafes and traditional shops Source al Ra i October 11 2004 Top Completed Designs The Greater Amman Municipality has completed preliminary designs for the King Abdallah II Park project Construction is expected to begin by the end of 2005 The 150 000 square meter park will be located in the Basman area of Amman along Istiqlal Street The park will include playgrounds bicycle tracks surfaces on which artists may paint an art gallery a library an information technology center restaurants as well as open spaces and parking lots The project is expected to cost 4 000 000 JD around 5 635 000 US Source al Ra i October 5 2004 Top New Commissions The Ministry of Public Works and Housing received technical offers for the Amman Zarqa Railway project from 15 international companies The project is estimated to cost 85 000 000 JD around 120 000 000 US to be covered by private investors 40 000 000 of which will be spent on infrastructure The project will comprise four phases The first will be 28 kilometers long and will extend from Zarqa to the Raghdan station in Amman the second phase will be from the Raghdan station to the Ras al Ayn area the third phase will be from the Raghdan station to the Abdali area and to Sweileh and the forth phase will be from the Raghdan station to the Queen Alia International Airport Source al Ra i October 20 2004 The traffic department in the Greater Amman Municipality has recommended projects for the establishment of parking

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  • november 2004 » CSBE
    an area of 1 069 000 square meters surrounding the water treatment facility and irrigating it with treated wastewater Source The Jordan Times November 8 2004 Top Initiation of Projects Construction works on the new Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs building will start within the next three months The 12 500 square meter building will house all the departments of the ministry and is expected to cost 3 500 000 JD around 5 000 000 US Source al Ra i November 8 2004 Top Completed Designs The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the Ministry of Agriculture building in Amman for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing The 15 000 square meter building is expected to cost 7 000 000 JD around 10 000 000 Top New Commissions Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects were awarded the contract for the design of the Uweirij Site Development Project in Baghdad Iraq for Gulf Group Contracting Company The project includes the development of a master plan as well as the design of various facilities for the site The 50 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 420 000 JD 2 000 000 Top New from Academia Ala Gammoh joined the Department of Architecture at the Applied Science University as an instructor As part of a project that aims at documenting architectural facades in Jordan Mu ta University published a volume on the city of Karak by author Nayif al Nawayseh The complete project will cover a number of Jordanian cities and will consist of 12 volumes The volume on Karak includes geographic and historical data on the city detailed architectural drawings and over 300 photographs Source al Ra i November 6 2004 Top Lectures Claude Chaline professor at the Urbanism Institute of Paris University of Paris

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  • december 2004 » CSBE
    in Ma an The design includes administrative buildings colleges classrooms and multipurpose halls with an area of 50 000 square meters The cost of the project is estimated at 15 000 000 JD 21 185 000 The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed the design of the QIPCO Residential Towers in Qatar The project comprises two 29 story towers that house 330 apartments in addition to restaurants multipurpose halls and retail stores The 115 000 square meter project is estimated to cost 60 350 000 JD 85 000 000 The Greater Amman Municipality has completed the first draft of the study for the amendment of sidewalk regulations in Amman The study included specifications for sidewalks and street vegetation Accordingly only canopy deciduous trees with trunks of no less than 2 meters high will be allowed so as not to impede pedestrian movement The trees also should have relatively deep roots so as not to damage the sidewalks or surrounding walls should be able to withstand pollution and disease and should be water conserving as well as relatively fast growing In addition sidewalks to be planted with trees should be no less than 2 meters wide The trees should be planted at 50 centimeters from the edge of the sidewalk The width and length of the tree pits should be no less than 60 centimeters the depth should be no less than 80 centimeters and the tree pits should be insulated against water leakage The trees also should be planted 6 8 meters apart Source al Ra i December 5 2004 The Greater Amman Municipality has finished a study for the development and renovation of the old houses of Jabal Amman It also is setting up a mechanism for the preservation of old houses in Amman in general The study includes the rehabilitation of urban spaces in Jabal Amman including streets intersections stairs sidewalks and street furniture The project is part of a series of similar projects that the municipality intends to implement The municipality has allocated 300 000 JD around 420 000 US of its 2005 budget for buying a number of houses for the purpose of renovation and reuse as heritage museums The municipality also has started putting instructions and regulations for the preservation of historical buildings that include prohibiting the demolition of these buildings or any part of them prohibiting the addition of any part without the prior consent of the municipality and adhering to pre set standards of architectural and urban design in historical sites Source al Ra i December 12 2004 Top New commissions Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects in a joint venture with Swanke Hayden Connell and architect George Trew Dunn SWHC GTD were awarded a contract to carry out a feasibility study for the design of hospitals in the cities of Aden and Hudeida in Yemen for the Yemeni Ministry of Health The Aden hospital is intended to occupy an area of 55 000 square meters and the Hudeida hospital is intended to

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  • January 2003 » CSBE
    Bilal Hammad Associates Dr Yaghmour and Associates Consulting Architects and Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects Construction work began on the renovation of the Dhiban Governorate Building in Madaba Bitar Consultants designed the 35 000 JD 49 000 US project for the Ministry of Public Works and Housing Construction work began on the Faculty of Engineering building at the University of Mu tah The 9 000 square meter 3 story building will include 16 lecture halls 95 faculty offices multipurpose halls a library and auditoriums The project is expected to cost 1 4 million JD around 1 97 million US Source al Ra i January 13 2003 Top Completed Designs Mawshour completed designs for the addition of a new IVF Unit to the Arab Medical Center in the Fifth Circle area of Amman The 525 square meter addition is expected to cost 345 000 JD around 486 000 US The Amman office of the Riyadh based consulting firm Omrania and Associates in a joint venture with Almarsam Architects and Engineers completed designs for the renovation and interior design works for the new Australian Embassy in Amman The 2 000 square meter project is expected to cost about 100 000 JD around 140 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the master plan of the Shallalah Housing Project located in the eastern part of Aqaba for A SEZA Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Jafar Tukan and Partners had won a closed competition for the design of the project that includes relocating the informal settlement of Shallalah The project which aims at improving living conditions and infrastructure services for the inhabitants of the Shallalah area will create a new 48 000 square meter settlement that includes 1 000 residential units as well as comprehensive public service facilities The total costs

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  • february 2003 » CSBE
    3 2003 The Municipality of Greater Amman inaugurated five public parks in Amman The parks which include open landscaped spaces children s playgrounds seating areas and computer centers are located in the areas of Marka Khreibat al Suq Umm Teena Badir and Shafa Badran They are part of the municipality s efforts at increasing green open spaces in the city Source al Ra i February 4 2003 Construction is nearing completion on the Dead Sea Tourist Project adjacent to the hotel zone located in Sweimeh along the Dead Sea The Municipality of Greater Amman project occupies an area of 14 6 hectares and incorporates kiosks fast food restaurants swimming pools and 2 hectares of landscaped areas Source al Ra i February 18 2003 Top Completed Designs Faris Bagaeen completed designs for al Riyadh Group Office Building in the Wadi Saqra area of Amman The 5 500 square meter project is expected to cost 1 35 million JD 1 9 million US Bilal Hammad Associates completed designs for the interior of the 210 square meter Jordan Kuwait Bank branch in the Jabal al Hussein area of Amman Ammar Khammash Architects in a joint venture with the Jordanian company Via Nova Group New Dimensions for Profitable Sustainable Tourism completed the Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for the Sultanate of Oman The project includes the development of three sites as tourism destinations in the country The tasks for the plan range from interpretation to physical intervention and include the design of tourism products socio economic projects and marketing plans The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect in association with architect Yasir Rajal completed designs for Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary campus located in Umm al Usud in Badir al Jadidah for the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary The project comprises several structures that include a college for biblical and theological studies an administration building a library indoor and outdoor theaters a student center staff and student accommodations as well as comprehensive service facilities The project is expected to cost around 8 3 million JD around 11 7 million US Top Competitions Mounir Hajjiri and Partners were invited to participate in a closed competition for the design of the University of Prince Muhammad bin Fahd in Khobar Saudi Arabia The design of the 12 000 square meter campus aims at examining the impact of information technologies IT on campus planning while focusing on the university as a nucleus for a new town Top News from Academia The Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the International Union of Architects announced plans to publish a monograph on the international competition they had organized for the design of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo The monograph will feature a selection of the entries submitted for the competition One of these is the entry presented by Yasir Sakr Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan Top Exhibitions The exhibition of the works of architect Sharif Fawwaz Al Muhanna 1906 1967 was displayed at the architectural department of the

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  • march 2003 » CSBE
    Agency for International Development and implemented in partnership with the Jordanian private sector and the Jordanian government Bitar Consultants carried out the electro mechanical design and supervision of the 49 700 JD 70 000 US project The project is intended as an opportunity for the newly restructured ministry to create a space that serves as a showcase model for e government Top Initiation of Projects Construction work began on the restoration of the South Wall of the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem The Ministry of Islamic Awqaf Affairs and Holy Places is carrying out the 100 000 JD around 141 000 US restoration work which will include the stabilization of the wall and replacement of damaged stone Source al Ra i March 25 2003 Top Completed Designs Bilal Hammad Associates completed designs for the interiors of two branches of the Jordan Kuwait Bank in Amman The first is the 70 square meter branch in Mecca Mall and the second is the 95 square meter branch in Umm Udhaynah Bitar Consultants completed designs for al Shakhsheer Center in Amman for al Shakhsheer Group They were awarded the contract after winning first prize in a closed competition for the design of the 9 000 square meter project which is expected to cost 2 4 million JD around 3 4 million US The design also includes interior and landscaping works Bitar Consultants completed designs for the external gate of the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Amman The project is expected to cost 15 000 JD around 21 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the master plan of the Aqaba Intercontinental Resort located in the city of Aqaba for the Social Security Corporation The 43 000 square meter project is expected to cost 26 million JD around

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  • April 2003 » CSBE
    Greater Amman is removing kiosks from the Raghdan Bus Terminal in the center of the city in preparation for the reconstruction of the bus terminal which is due to start in June The Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA is funding the 7 million JD around 9 9 million US project as part of the Comprehensive Development Plan for the city center Construction for the terminal will include a multistory building located on the 3 5 hectare site as well as buildings that will house offices for the Civil Defense Department the Police Force the Municipality of Greater Amman and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The project is scheduled for completion in December 2004 Source The Jordan Times April 20 2003 Completed Designs The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect in association with the Ankara based Aysel Insaat Taahhut Ticaret completed designs for the new general headquarters complex of the Jordanian Armed Forces in Amman The design for the site which borders al Hussein Medical City includes an 8 880 square meter headquarters building a 400 square meter mosque and a gymnasium The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the 950 square meter Pochte Annex Building in Luanda Angola for the Space Group of Korea Mazen Qsous Top New Commissions Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects in association with Universal Hospital Services UHS and the Arab Center For Engineering Studies ACES were commissioned to design the renovation and upgrading of the operating theaters at the King Hussein Hospital al Hussein Medical City in Amman for the Jordanian Armed Forces Royal Medical Services The project includes the preparation of detailed engineering services as well as tender documents for the 2 900 square meter project The project includes redesigning the operating area to increase its capacity from six to eleven operating theaters providing new stairs and service elevators and renovating the existing electrical and mechanical systems Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects in association with Universal Hospital Services UHS and the Arab Center For Engineering Studies ACES were commissioned to design the renovation and upgrading of the gynecology and obstetrics department at the King Hussein Hospital al Hussein Medical City in Amman for the Jordanian Armed Forces Royal Medical Services The 4 670 square meter project will expand the present structure to incorporate two operating theaters an IVF section a royal suite a neonatal section with a capacity of fifteen incubators and two patient wards An agreement was signed between the Jordanian Social Security Corporation SSC and SIGMA Consulting Engineers for the preparation of designs and studies for the interior design and furnishing of the SSC headquarters and convention hall in the al Hussein Suburb in Amman The 10 story building is located on a 4 600 square meter site with a total floor area of 27 000 square meters The project includes the building s offices convention center exhibition halls and landscaping Source al Ra i April 21 2003 Top News from Academia Ehab Abdo successfully defended his master s

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  • May 2003 » CSBE
    The Municipality of Greater Amman project is co funded by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing the Amman Baccalaureate School and the Jordan Cement Factories Company Source al Ra i May 13 2003 ASEZA the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority signed an agreement with the National Engineering and Contracting Company for the development of infrastructure services in al Shamiyyah area located in the northern parts of Aqaba The 70 hectare development aims at providing infrastructure services for the low income housing projects to be constructed in the area as part of an effort to improve social and economic conditions for its inhabitants and to organize and upgrade informal settlements in Aqaba The 2 million JD 2 8 million US project is carried out in association with the Ministry of Planning and the Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDC Source al Ra i May 13 2003 The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs will start implementing a 22 million JD around 31 million US beautification project for Jordan s cities The amount of 3 5 million JD around 5 million US has been allocated for the execution of the first stage of the project which will take place in 2003 The plan which will include all municipalities in Jordan covers architectural renovation increased landscaping consolidation of street paving and lighting systems as well as the creation of parks and playgrounds Source The Jordan Times May 30 2003 Top Completed Designs The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect in association with the Angolan firm Sigma Gibb completed designs for a Convention Complex in Luanda Angola for the Sonangol Oil and Gas Company The 21 340 square meter project is expected to cost around 7 1 million JD 10 million US Top New Commissions The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan were commissioned to design the new Ministry of Agriculture Building in Amman for the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture The project will occupy an area of 20 000 square meters and is expected to cost 7 million JD around 9 9 million US Top Competitions Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects in association with the Consulting Engineering Center CEC were awarded first prize in an international competition for the design of the Municipality of San a building in San a Yemen The 20 000 square meter project is expected to cost 7 1 million JD 10 million US Sahel Al Hiyari and Partners were awarded first prize in a competition for the design of the Sand Lofts project in Kuwait Al Majma a Real Estate Company organized the competition for the design of the 28 000 square meter high rise project which will include residential commercial and parking facilities as well as a health spa Top News from Academia Ashraf al Ajjur successfully defended his master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled The Impact of Socio Cultural Disjunction on Built Environment Interpretation Thaer Haj Ahmad received the 2003 Ibrahim and Viviane Jammal Prize for the Best Thesis

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