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  • June 2003 » CSBE
    Jordan Projects for Tourism Development Company occupies a total area of 2 7 million square meters and is expected to cost 355 million JD 500 million US The US firm Ellerbe Becket designed the master plan for the project Source The Jordan Times June 23 2003 Top Completed Designs The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for a fifteen story office building in Tripoli Libya for the Libyan Consulting National Office The 16 000 square meter building which is expected to cost over 6 4 million JD around 9 million US will include offices a shopping mall and a covered recreational area The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed designs for the National Library located on Queen Alia Street in Amman The 13 000 square meter project will cost over 4 6 million JD around 6 5 million US The Amman office of the Riyadh based Omrania and Associates completed designs for the Aqaba Arcade the Aqaba Produce Market and a mosque for ASEZA the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in Aqaba The firm was commissioned to carry out the work after being awarded first prize in a closed competition organized for the project Top New Commissions Bitar Consultants were awarded the contract for refurbishing the Arab Jordan Investment Bank branches in Amman after winning first prize in a closed competition organized for the project The 2 000 square meter projects will include interior and landscaping designs and are expected to cost 700 000 JD around 986 000 US Top News from Academia Reem al Abbasi successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled The Effect of Local Culture on the Shaping of Architectural Identity The Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan organized an exhibition of graduation projects for newly graduated students at the department The Higher Institute for Islamic Art and Architecture at Al al Bayt University in al Mafraq organized an Architectural Day that featured an exhibition of works by students of architecture at the university Ayman Zuaiter principal of Tibah Consultants presented a lecture entitled The Essence in Architecture as part of the event Source al Ra i June 5 2003 Top Other news Royal Jordanian RJ Jordan s national airlines commissioned a short documentary film about modern residential architecture in Jordan as part of RJ s in flight entertainment The film features the work of Almarsam Architects and Engineers as an example of current trends in the design of villas in Amman A task force organized by the Municipality of Greater Amman recommended immediate governmental action to build three major cities to the east of Amman to help absorb expected population growth in the coming years while protecting the agricultural land to the west of the city The study recommended redirecting urban development towards the east and developing legislation that would ensure an end to urban incursions into agricultural lands According to the study the newly created urban areas should be

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  • July 2003 » CSBE
    Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources building in Amman for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources The 6 000 square meter project is expected to cost 2 million JD around 2 8 million US Top New Commissions Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the Rehabilitation of the Old Housing and Development Corporation Building in Amman for the Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDC The 2 600 square meter project is expected to cost 260 000 JD around 366 000 US Top Competitions The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect won a competition for the design of the 5 000 square meter Public Security Training School in Muwaqqar near Amman Tha er Quba a received second prize in a competition organized by the Jordan Engineers Association JEA for the design of the 40 000 square meter Zarqa Engineers Park located in the city of Zarqa Baker Engineering Office was awarded third prize No first prize was awarded for the competition Top News from Academia The Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE organized an eight week design studio entitled the Architectural Laboratory Façade Zero in association with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Darat al Funun the Khalid Shoman Foundation and the Royal Society of Fine Arts the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts Additional support was provided by the American University of Sharjah This first season of the Architectural Laboratory was initiated with the Façade Zero project which aimed at excavating the reality of the façade in its various manifestations including the urban in fill Accordingly a studio of 15 advanced architecture students and junior architects investigated issues relating to architectural design under the supervision of a group of instructors consisting of accomplished award winning architects from inside and outside Jordan The instructors included Bilal Hammad Sahel al Hiyari Hani Imam Hussaini George Katodrytis Mehmet Konuralp Suha Ozkan Yasir Sakr Jafar Tukan and Farouq Yaghmour The studio emphasized developing a series of skills relating to the creation of architecture ranging from the conceptual to the technical and consisted of eight one week modules each of which was led by a different instructor The Zarqa Private University hosted the Eighth Scientific Day organized by the Zarqa branch of the Jordan Engineers Association JEA The event which addressed the subject of Zarqa s eastward expansion included a number of working papers that discussed issues relating to the urban problems facing Zarqa such as over crowdedness traffic congestion random construction activities and the lack of recreational facilities The participants also discussed the planned urban complex to be located on the site of the old military camp of Zarqa that is being carried out by MAWARED The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation The 25 square kilometer site will include residential neighborhoods shopping centers and various service facilities The pilot phase of the project will provide housing for 23 000 inhabitants and the whole project is intended to accommodate about 500 000 people over the next twenty years The project will

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  • august 2003 » CSBE
    Foundation The 13 000 square meter project includes the upgrading of existing facilities as well as the renovation of a newly acquired adjacent building to serve as an outpatient department Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects carried out architectural structural and electromechanical designs as well as the preparation of tender documents construction supervision and overall program management and coordination Construction work was initiated on the Grand Central Gas Station in al Madinah al Munawwarah Street in Amman The 900 square meter project which is owned by entrepreneur Hisham Akel was designed by Tha er Quba a in association with Ahmad Samara The University of Jordan commenced the preparation of construction drawings for the newly established Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Jordan The 15 000 square meter faculty which will include three departments Visual Arts Music and Performing Arts will be built in two phases Med Design International was awarded first prize in a closed competition for the design of the new faculty Other architectural offices invited to participate in the competition were Jafar Tukan and Partners Sigma Consulting Engineers and Faris and Faris Architects in collaboration with Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects The project is expected to cost 4 million JD around 5 6 million US Source al Ra i August 3 2003 Top Completed Designs Wa el Hamarneh completed designs for the Gunry Office Building in Tripoli Libya for the EDGO Management Group The 6 000 square meter six story building is expected to cost around 1 8 million JD 2 5 million US Top New Commissions Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau was commissioned to be the architect of record for the Hotel and Beach Club at the Tala Bay Tourist Complex in Aqaba The architectural design for the project which is owned by

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  • september 2003 » CSBE
    Engineering Studies ACES completed designs for 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 The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect in association with the Angolan firm Sigma Gibb completed preliminary designs for an Apartment Hotel in Luanda Angola for the Sonangol Oil and Gas Company The 8 900 square meter project is expected to cost around 21 3 million JD 30 million US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect in association with the Angolan firm Sigma Gibb completed designs for the Cabinda Office Building in Cabinda Angola for the Sonangol Oil and Gas Company The 5 500 square meter new company headquarters is expected to cost around 1 4 million JD 2 million US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect completed working drawings and tendering documents for a church cultural complex in Amman for the Church of the Assemblies of God The 3 5 million JD around 5 million US complex comprises a main auditorium for 2 200 people a chapel for 320 worshippers a library a fitness center a cafeteria an educational center and administrative offices The Ministry of Public Works and Housing completed designs for the Ma an Cultural Center in the southern Jordanian city of Ma an The project which occupies a 2 3 hectare site with a built up area of 2 800 square meters comprises a theatre a 400 seat auditorium a 350 person multipurpose hall administration offices a VIP lounge and various activity halls that will house computers music rooms painting studios and carpentry workshops The center is expected to cost 1 5 million JD around 2 1 million US Source al Ra i September 4 2003 Top New Commissions Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects were awarded the contract to design a masterplan for al Karamah Border Center in al Karamah along the Jordan Iraqi border In addition to developing a master plan for the 175 hectare site the project includes developing designs for 300 000 square meters of built up areas and design studies for infrastructure and road works The project will include administrative buildings arrival and departure halls passenger service buildings and a mosque The design cost for the project is 158 000 JD around 223 000 US The Consolidated Consultants Jafar Tukan Architect were commissioned to design the renovation of the Founding King s Palace in Ma an for the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The project which occupies an area of 3 500 square meters is expected to cost around 1 million JD around 1 4 million US The palace is one of the buildings of the Ma an Railroad Station which is located along the Hijaz Railroad Line and was completed

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  • october 2003 » CSBE
    will host part of the Olympic events will house the largest of these pool complexes In addition to the Olympic pool the al Ittihad Sports Club will house an Olympic diving pool a full length training pool a children s pool and seating for 5 000 people The column free structure spans 160 by 70 meters and rises to a height of 25 meters The Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDC will commence with plans to build 2 500 low income housing units in various parts of Jordan at a total cost of 25 million JD around 35 million US The housing units will range in area from 250 to 500 square meters HUDC plans to implement large scale housing projects to serve as nuclei for new urban centers that would relieve population pressures on Amman HUDC had completed work on three housing projects in Zarqa Safut and Aqaba in 2003 The three projects included 461 housing units at a cost of 4 million JD around 5 6 million US Source The Jordan Times October 14 2003 Top New Commissions Dar al Omran was commissioned to design the Central Library of the University of Damascus in Damascus Syria for the Construction Programming and Consultation Unit at the University of Damascus The 17 500 square meter project is estimated to cost around 4 8 million JD 6 8 million US The London and Rotterdam based architectural firm Alsop Architects was commissioned to design a public square for the Abdali Regeneration Project in Amman for MAWARED The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation Source Building magazine Top News from Academia The Amin Kawar Computer Aided Design Laboratory was inaugurated at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The laboratory which is funded by a donation from the Amin Kawar Sons Company includes state of the art computer equipment and digital drafting programs Top Lectures Jordanian architect Jafar Tukan partner at the Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and the Environment presented a paper at Cityscape 2003 The 5th International Property Investment and Management Conference held in Dubai the United Arab Emirates The paper was entitled Balancing Modernity and Tradition Top Seminars ECO Consult in association with Ammar Khammash Architects and engineer Tareq Matayreh from Lund University in Lund Sweden organized a one day workshop entitled the Bo01 City of Tomorrow in Sweden A Model for Urban Development The workshop included presentations by Tareq Matayreh on the Bo01 City of Tomorrow project in Malmo Sweden and a presentation by Ammar Khammash entitled the Study of Architectural Fabric in Jordan The Jordan Engineers Association JEA organized the Third Jordanian Architectural Conference in Amman entitled Threatened Cities Arab Cities and Future Challenges The conference which included 6 papers discussed issues relating to Arab cities in Iraq and Palestine and focused on the theme of conservation and reconstruction The conference also included a workshop on conservation and consolidation techniques for heritage buildings The Second Construction Materials exhibition was held to coincide with the conference Source al

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  • november 2003 » CSBE
    The German firm Dorch International will carry out infrastructure designs for the project Top Competitions The Center for the Study of the Built Environment CSBE in collaboration with ASEZA Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority invited submissions for a competition for the design of a model water and energy efficient low income expandable housing unit in Aqaba The competition was open to submissions from individuals and organizations in the field of architecture and engineering as well as other interested parties 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 organizing the competition was provided by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Top Other News The King Abdullah II Creativity Prize for the year 2003 invited nominations for works or research in the fields of poetry development of electronic curricula and the role of the Arab City in the development of architectural heritage Nomination for the 17 800 JD 25 000 US prize is open to both citizens and residents of the Arab world Source al Ra i November 4 2003 The Municipality of Greater Amman has renamed the Hawuz Square in Jabal al Luweibdeh Square de Paris The square will be redesigned by a group of French architects and landscape architects as part of a process of cooperation between the cities of Paris and Amman in the field of urban planning as well as in various technical and cultural issues In this context the French government previously had funded a study regarding the development and rehabilitation of the Ghabawi landfill in the amount of 500 000 JD 704 000 US An agreement twinning the French and Jordanian capitals had been signed in 1987 Source The Jordan Times November 10 2003 The state run MAWARED The National Resources Investment and Development Corporation and its strategic partner Saudi Oger the Riyadh based construction company are in the process of forming a Jordanian company that will manage the Abdali Regeneration 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 a ceremonial plaza that will link the site to three adjacent national monuments the Parliament Building the Justice Palace and the King Abdullah I Mosque The project will include 53 buildings in addition to the new American University of Amman and is expected to attract investments of about 570 million JD 800 million US The university which will be established on 6 2 hectares of the 34 hectare state owned land will help attract

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  • december 2003 » CSBE
    million US project is being provided by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation The site of the project covers about 34 000 square meters and will include a multistory building as well as structures 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 October 2005 Source The Jordan Times December 18 2003 Top New Commissions Turath Heritage Conservation Management and Environmental Design Consultants in a joint venture with Tibah Consultants Jordan River Foundation and the Turkish firms G G Consulting and UTTA were commissioned to carry out a Controlled Urban Growth and Tourism Development Master Plan Study for the Ajlun Tourism Development Area in Ajlun for the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The project which is funded by the World Bank aims at achieving higher levels of socio economic development for the local community through tourism urban regeneration and rural development The scope of the project includes developing economic opportunities for local communities regenerating historic urban cores sustaining and developing nature reserves and protecting and representing archaeological and nature sites in Ajlun Ayn Jannah and Anjarah the three towns included in the study area Top Seminars The Architectural Engineering Section in the Jordan Engineers Association JEA held a one day seminar entitled Building Codes and Regulations Between Theory and Reality A one day seminar on the role of the Salt Greater Municipality in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage was held in Salt The seminar which was organized by the Salt Greater Municipality discussed the protection and conservation of the city s cultural and architectural heritage The municipality has been implementing projects that involve the conservation and rehabilitation of a number

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  • january 2002 » CSBE
    and will include shops recreational areas cinemas and restaurants Top Completed Designs Dar al Omran completed designs for a heart surgery and kidney dialysis center in Astana Kazakhstan The 3 900 square meter project is expected to cost 3 5 million JD around 5 million US Top New Commissions Dar al Omran was commissioned to design an ice skating arena in Zouk Lebanon for Al Rabih Real Estate Development Company The 4 500 square meter project is a rehabilitation of an existing building and is estimated to cost 700 000 JD around 1 million US Top Competitions The Jordan Projects for Tourism Development Company organized a closed competition for the design of three hotels for the Tala Bay Tourist Complex in Aqaba The project occupies a total area of 57 500 square meters and includes a 300 room two star hotel a 400 room three star hotel and a 450 room four star hotel Participants in the competition include Faris and Faris Architects Tibah Consultants S M Dudin Architects and Engineers and Ammar Khammash Architects The Jordan Projects for Tourism Development Company organized a closed competition for the design of three hotels for the Tala Bay Tourist Complex in Aqaba The project occupies a total area of 57 500 square meters and includes a 300 room two star hotel a 400 room three star hotel and a 450 room four star hotel Participants in the competition include Faris and Faris Architects Tibah Consultants S M Dudin Architects and Engineers and Ammar Khammash Architects Top News from Academia Fuad Malkawi assistant professor and chairman of the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology JUST in Irbid presented a paper entitled Amalgamation is a Solution in Jordan as part of a preparatory workshop for the Mediterranean Development Forum MDF4 meeting entitled Empowering Local Government Institutions at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies LCPS in Beirut The paper analyzes the process of amalgamation of municipal authorities in Jordan The process is being implemented in the country as a solution for raising the efficiency of local governance The Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan hosted a one day workshop on the subject of architectural education The chairmen of the departments of architecture and representatives of the faculties of architecture at both public and private Jordanian universities attended the event which included a number of paper presentations The workshop discussed issues relating to the priorities of public policy that determine the formulation of educational curricula in the field of architecture Luay M Al Zawabde successfully defended his master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled Architecture of Rifat Chadirji Between Theory and Practice Top Seminars A conference entitled Conservation and Regeneration of Traditional Urban Centers in the Islamic World Learning from Regional Experiences Building Partnerships was held in Amman Irbid and Salt The Jordan University of Science and Technology the Council for British Research in the Levant and the Abdul

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