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  • october 2002 » CSBE
    project is expected to cost 4 million JD around 5 6 million US Upper two images entry by Med Design International lower image joint entry by Faris and Faris Architects and Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects were awarded first prize for the design of the Abd al Rahman bin Awf Mosque in Amman for the Ministry of Islamic Awqaf Affairs and Holy Places The 1 700 square meter project is expected to cost 500 000 JD 704 000 US Bitar Consultants were awarded first prize for the design of five Prototype Primary Schools in Zarqa and Mafraq for the Ministry of Education The schools which have a combined area of 14 400 square meters are expected to cost 2 1 million JD around 3 million US Top News from Academia Parysatis Papadopoulou Symeonidou associate professor at the Department of Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece spent a week at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology JUST in Irbid During her stay she participated in design studios and also gave a public lecture that dealt with the social economic and political aspects of the making of cities especially those that architects often fail to recognize Her visit comes as part of the collaboration between JUST and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki The Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology JUST in Irbid participated in the Fourth Arab Architectural Exhibition for Graduation Projects that took place in Baghdad The Department of Architecture at JUST had initiated the idea of the exhibition and organized the first one in October 1999 Top Lectures Rami Daher assistant professor at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid delivered a lecture entitled Urban Conservation and Heritage Tourism in the Historic City Core of Salt Local Actors Patrons International Donors and the State at the Friends of Archeology in Amman Palestinian architect Naseer Arafat delivered a lecture in Amman entitled The Cultural Heritage of Nablus Transformation Aggression and Change Arafat is involved in issues related to heritage conservation and sustainable development with a particular interest in urban conservation and holds the position of president of the Commission for the Conservation of Old Nablus in Palestine Turath Heritage Conservation Management and Environmental Design Consultants organized the lecture as part of its lecture series Top Seminars The Italian Trade Commission and the Italian embassy in Amman held a one day seminar and workshop entitled Stone and Marble The workshop included the participation of Italian companies in the fields of machinery production for quarrying and stone working production of tools for the marble and stone industry extraction and trading and the import and export of marble and stone Source The Jordan Times October 16 2002 Top Other News The Municipality of Greater Amman prepared a draft budget for the fiscal year 2003 The budget is estimated at 89 million JD around 125 million US with a 5 million

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  • November 2002 » CSBE
    to support its activities Source al Ra i November 18 2002 Jordanian artist Ghassan Mafadhleh completed a large public mural entitled Orbits The mural which covers a wall area of 300 square meters is located in Amman s Third Circle area along one of the entrances to the Third Circle tunnel The mural is part of the Municipality of Greater Amman s Arab Cultural Capital 2002 activities Source The Jordan Times November 24 2002 Top Initiation of Projects Construction work began on a building for the Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan Construction for the center which was established in 1999 is being funded by a donation from the family of the late Hamdi Mango The first phase of the project which includes a basement and first floor is expected to cost 700 000 JD around 986 000 US Source al Ra i November 7 2002 The Municipality of Greater Amman awarded a 1 13 million JD around 1 6 million US contract for the construction of the intersection of Wasfi al Tall and al Sharif Nasser streets and the nearby intersection of al Sharif Nasser and Abdul Hameed Sharaf streets The project aims at addressing problems of traffic congestion at the area known as the Safeway junction through restructuring the existing traffic light intersections into non intersecting overpasses and underpasses This project is the latest of a series of such traffic intersection projects that have been carried out in Amman over the past two decades and that aim at relieving traffic congestion in the city The project is set for completion in May 2003 Source The Jordan Times November 12 2002 Construction work began on the renovation of the Wasfi al Tall residence at the outskirts of Amman The Municipality of Greater Amman project aims at converting the residence into a museum commemorating al Tall s life Al Tall d 1971 served as Prime Minister on more than one occasion and was one of the major figures of public life in Jordan The house which was constructed in three phases from 1950 1970 will function as a museum that will display items including his military accolades and personal effects Source al Ra i November 19 2002 Construction work began on the City Mall opposite al Hussein Medical City in Amman The 115 000 square meter project which is designed by Ammar Nabulsi Architects and owned by al Daoud Real Estate Investment Company will include an 18 000 square meter hypermarket 8 cinema halls retail spaces and food courts Completion of the project is scheduled in 2005 Source al Ra i November 26 2002 Top Completed Designs Bitar Consultants completed designs for the Marj Gas Station in Na ur near Amman for Mustafa Abu Zahra The 2 500 square meter project is expected to cost 350 000 JD around 493 000 US Top New Comissions Ammar Khammash Architects were commissioned to design an Interpretation Center and Camping Facilities in the Mujib Reserve for the Royal

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  • december 2002 » CSBE
    part of the Child Safety Program conducted by the Jordan River Foundation The program aims at raising awareness among mothers and families regarding abuse prevention The project utilizes cost efficient materials and details and is expected to cost 300 000 JD around 423 000 US Faris and Faris Architects completed designs for the 2000 square meter Wadi Rum Security Center for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in Wadi Rum in the south of Jordan Dar al Omran completed master planning and designs for al Hudaidah University in al Hudaidah Yemen The project includes designing the master plan of the university and also providing architectural designs of the university s headquarters buildings a marine faculty and a library The project covers an area of over 70 000 square meters and is expected to cost 21 3 million JD 30 million US Electromechanical services for the project were provided by the local Yemeni firm al Muhandisin Limited Company Top New Commissions Faris and Faris Architects were commissioned to design the 1 200 square meter Cadillac and Hummer Showrooms along Mecca Street Amman for the Jordan Company for Central Investing and Consulting Dar al Omran was commissioned to design the 63 000 square meter Abu Jameel Residential Housing complex in Beirut Lebanon for SOLIDERE the Lebanese Company for the Reconstruction of the Beirut Central District Top Competitions Bitar Consultants participated in a competition for the design of the Trium Pharma Medical Center organized by the Trium Pharma Company in Amman The 1 300 square meter project is expected to cost 250 000 JD around 352 000 US Yasir Sakr assistant professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan acting as special consultant to the Saudi firm Delta Consulting Engineers in a joint venture with architect Yousef al Hroub the Jordanian firm al Bashir International Engineering Company the German firm BW P Abroad and the British firm Buro Happold Consulting shared the top award with another entry for the International Competition for Planning and Design of King Khalid University Campus in Abha Saudi Arabia Top Lectures Rami Daher assistant professor at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid presented a paper entitled Heritage in Between the Discourses of Region and Nation in Bilad al Sham as part of the Eighth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments IASTE held in Hong Kong Mohammad al Asad director of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment and Rasem Badran principal of Dar al Omran each presented a paper at Cityscape 2002 The 4th International Property Investment and Management Conference IPIC held in Dubai the United Arab Emirates Al Asad s paper was entitled Choices for Tomorrow Our Built Environment at a Crossroads and Badran s paper was entitled Reflections on the Narrative of Place Ayman Zuaiter principal of Tibah Consultants presented a lecture entitled The Essence in Architecture at the Applied Science University in Amman Top Exhibitions An exhibition

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  • april 2001 » CSBE
    Dawlia for Hotels and Malls cost 35 000 000 JD around 49 000 000 US Top Initiation of Projects Construction work began on the gates and outer fence for al Hussein National Park in Amman Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects designed these components for the 700 000 square meter park For additional information concerning al Hussein National Park see the Initiation of projects section in the February 2000 news items the New commissions sections in the July 2000 and January 2001 news items and the completed designs sections in the December 2000 February 2001 and March 2001 news items Construction work began on the headquarters of the Palestine Telecommunications Company in Nablus Palestine Diran Masri Sarrar Consultant Architects and Engineers designed the 4 500 square meter project which is expected to cost 1 million JD around 1 4 million US Top Completed Designs Bilal Hammad Associates completed designs for a mosque in al Hafayer area in the middle beach of Aqaba The 350 square meter project is expected to cost 50 000 JD around 70 000 US The mosque is part of a larger project for the development of al Hafayer area which is being supervised by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA Also see the Architectural competitions section in the April 2000 news items and the Completed designs section in the June 2001 news items Dr Yaghmour and Associates Consulting Architects completed designs for the Petra Province headquarters and the official residence for the Petra Provincial Governor The Department of Building Studies at the Jordanian Ministry of Public Works and Housing carried out the structural and electromechanical designs for the project The 2 050 square meter Jordanian Ministry of Interior project is expected to cost 1 million JD around 1 4 million US Designs and studies for the Jawharat Amman the gem of Amman project were completed The project includes the transformation of the sizable area containing the Headquarters of the Jordanian Armed Forces in al Abdali into a large trade center that also will house telecommunication and Internet companies The international consultant Bose Allen designed the project which is expected to cost 400 million JD around 565 million US The public sector National Company for Investment will carry out the construction work for the project Designs for the Karak Commercial Complex in Karak were completed The complex which is owned by the Karak Development Corporation includes a 13 000 square meter commercial center Internet cafes a leasure city and a 120 room tourist hotel The project is expected to cost 8 million JD around 11 3 million US Top New Commissions Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the refurbishment works for the 7 500 square meter Applied Sciences University building in Amman Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau were commissioned to design the 6 000 square meter Rainbow Garment Factory and the 7 000 square meter Needlecraft Garment Factory in Wadi Dulayl QIZ Qualified Industrial Zone i e an area whose industrial products can be exported to the

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  • august 2001 » CSBE
    well as exhibition halls The 1 1 million JD around 1 570 000 US project also includes the Jordanian Pavilion of the Expo 2000 in Hannover Germany Site preparation works were initiated for the Karak Commercial Complex in the city of Karak in southern Jordan The 8 million JD around 11 3 million US Karak Development Corporation project has a built up area of 40 000 square meters and is located on a 100 000 square meter site It includes a commercial center an entertainment center and a hotel Construction work began on the expansion of the Queen Alia Heart Center in Amman Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects in association with Heery International designed the project for the Royal Medical Services of the Jordanian Armed Forces The 14 000 square meter expansion is expected to cost 12 75 million JD around 18 million US Top Completed Designs Bilal Hammad Associates completed designs for the fishermen s harbor in al Hafayer area in the middle beach of Aqaba for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA The 1 500 square meter project which is expected to cost 150 000 JD around 214 000 US is part of a larger scheme for the development of al Hafayer area which is being supervised by ASEZA Bilal Hammad Associates completed conceptual designs for the Captain Hotel and Restaurant in Aqaba The 3 500 square meter project is expected to cost 700 000 JD around 1 million US Fuad Malkawi assistant professor at the Department of Architecture at the J ordan University of Science and Technology completed designs for a residential neighborhood in Saudi Arabia The design which covers an area of 150 hectares provides a master plan for 800 residential units and the necessary supporting public facilities Top New Commissions Sobeh Engineering Office was commissioned to design the 7 800 square meter Central Library for the Hashemite University in Zarqa northeast of Amman S M Dudin Architects and Engineers were commissioned to design the Learning Trail Private School for al Rajwa Investments in Amman Bitar Consultants completed designs for the 2 700 square meter Investment Complex Building for the Aqaba Association for the Welfare of Orphans Top Competitions S M Dudin Architects and Engineers participated in a closed competition for the design of a 17 000 square meter five star hotel for Alpha International in Aqaba Top News form Academia 3 students received their bachelor s degrees in architecture from the Applied Sciences University in Amman and 6 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid Dina Abdulkarim successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology The thesis is entitled The Sonic Image of the Environment Characterizing and Evaluating Soundscapes Sari Abu Munshar successfully defended his master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled Space Syntax at Jerusalem Analysis of Old and New Spaces Using Space Syntax Software Zein Kharashfeh successfully

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  • december 2001 » CSBE
    Greater Amman completed designs for the 11 August Street Cultural Avenue project in Amman s Shmeisani district for the Municipality of Greater Amman The refurbishment of the 360 meter long street includes the design of landscaping paving street furniture as well as the construction of cultural and tourist landmarks on both sides of the street including a summer theater for musical performances The project which is part of the Municipality of Greater Amman s preparations for the Amman Arab Cultural Capital 2002 celebrations is set for completion in April 2002 Dar al Omran in association with the American interior and graphic design firm Arrowstreet completed designs for the permanent campus of al Hussein Bin Talal University in Ma an Jordan The designs include a master plan for the 3 2 square kilometer university campus designs for 199 000 square meters of built up areas as well as design studies for infrastructure and agricultural works The project is expected to cost 82 million JD 117 million US Dar al Omran in association with the American interior and graphic design firm Arrowstreet completed designs for the Fahaheel Waterfront development project in Kuwait The 32 000 square meter 1 600 meter long waterfront project is owned by the Tamdeen Real Estate Company and is expected to cost 37 million JD around 53 million US Bitar Consultants is one of six consulting firms that have been commissioned to design the Aqaba New Islamic Hospital for the Islamic Center Society in Aqaba The 30 000 square meter project is estimated to cost 9 million JD around 13 million US Jafar Tukan and Partners completed urban designs for the development of Hadwa Street in Aqaba for ASEZA the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for a 1 100 square meter dolphinarium in Aqaba for the Jordanian Company for Aquamarine Tourism Bilal Hammad Associates Dr Yaghmour and Associates Consulting Architects and Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects completed a joint design for the Sweimeh National Park in Sweimeh along the Dead Sea for the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The 3 kilometer square project extends 3 kilometers along the seashore and includes picnic areas restaurants and play areas Bilal Hammad Associates completed designs for a 620 square meter mosque in Aqaba for ASEZA the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authori Top New Commissions Dar al Omran in association with the Libyan Engineering Consultants Office for Utilities was commissioned to design the 126 000 square meter Islamic Center in Kano Nigeria for the International Islamic Call Society Top Competitions Omrania and Associates were awarded first prize in a closed competition for the design of the Aqaba Arcade the Aqaba produce market and a mosque for ASEZA the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in Aqaba The Aqaba Arcade project which includes shops and landscaped areas consists of a 3 200 square meter refurbished area and a new built up area of 1 250 square meters The produce market occupies an area of 2 800 square meters

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  • february 2001 » CSBE
    For additional information on the Marina Town see the New commissions section in the December 2000 news items Top Competitions Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau www darb com jo received second prize in the competition organized by the Municipality of Ramallah for the design of the Ramallah Commercial Center in Palestine Also GDAR Group received a citation for its entry The 10 000 square meter project which will include stores offices restaurants and underground facilities is expected to cost 2 100 000 JD around 3 million US Top image entry by Darb lower image entry by GDAR Top Lectures Mario Botta the renowned Swiss architect delivered two public lectures on his work at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid and the University of Jordan in Amman The lectures were cosponsored by the Swiss Embassy in Amman and Darat al Funun The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Top Exhibitions In the framework of the Euro Mediterranean partnership and under the Museum With No Frontiers MWNF Exhibition Trails Cycle entitled Islamic Art in the Mediterranean the Jordanian Department of Antiquities inaugurated the Jordan Trail which is entitled The Umayyads The Rise of Islamic Art Jordan is one of 15 Euro Mediterranean countries participating in the exhibition s cycle where each country displays through its own trail the artistic architectural and urban planning features that represent within the original context a prominent period of Islamic civilization The European Commission the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and antiquities and the Jordanian Ministry of Culture provided support for the organization of this project which aims at developing cultural heritage and tourism in Jordan as well as contributing along with other MWNF exhibition trails to enhancing the Euro Islamic dialogue For more information concerning MWNF and its exhibitions see its web site at http www mwnf org For additional information concerning the Jordan trail see the Other news sections below Each of the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid and the University of Jordan in Amman hosted an exhibition on the works of the renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta The exhibition was cosponsored by the Swiss Embassy in Amman and Darat al Funun The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Top Other News In connection with the inauguration of the Jordan Exhibition Trail The Umayyads The Rise of Islamic Art carried out under the Museum With No Frontiers MWNF exhibition cycle on Islamic art in the Mediterranean a catalogue carrying the same title as the trail was published The catalogue which includes contributions by a number of renowned Jordanian scholars is available in English French and Spanish and will be translated into other languages including Arabic The catalogue includes historical information on the social political economic and religious aspects of Jordan during the reign of the Umayyad dynasty 661 750 AD It also illustrates the five itineraries that tourists visiting Jordan can follow to view the most prominent artistic architectural and urban planning representations of the Umayyad period For

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  • january 2002 » CSBE
    The 6 4 square kilometer Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities project aims at preserving the architectural and natural character and views of the area surrounding the Taybeh Wadi Musa Road The next phase of the project which also will be carried out by SIGMA Consulting Engineers includes preparing a master plan for the area as well as developing building and landscape regulations that aims at protecting the area s natural character while allowing for its development Top New Commissions Dar al Omran was commissioned to design the architectural and landscape works for the Fahaheel Waterfront development project in Kuwait The American firm Cambridge Seven Associates had put together the architectural concept for the project the Kuwaiti firm Gulf Consult will design the structural and electromechanical works for it the United Arab Emirates firm Mouchel Middle East was assigned the marine works and the Kuwaiti firm Projacs will be in charge of project management The 32 000 square meter 1 600 meter long waterfront project which is owned by the Tamdeen Real Estate Company is expected to cost 37 million JD around 52 800 000 US Jafar Tukan and Partners were commissioned to design a lion den at al Hussein National Park in Amman The Municipality of Greater Amman project occupies a site of 2 700 square meters of which 200 square meters are built up areas The project is expected to cost 310 000 JD around 440 000 US For additional information concerning al Hussein National Park see the Initiation of projects section in the February 2000 news items the New commissions section in the July 2000 news items the Completed designs section in the December 2000 news items and the completed designs sections below Top News from Academia 3 students received their bachelor s degrees in architecture from the Applied Sciences University in Amman 2 from al Isra University in Amman 9 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid 6 from Petra University in Amman and 3 from the University of Jordan in Amman Rami Daher assistant professor at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid will be spending the period from January through August as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Daher will carry out research on the socio critical investigation of heritage conservation and Islam during the Ottoman and contemporary periods in the area of Bilad al Sham He also will deliver two public lectures a well as several class lectures in architecture and anthropology Top Seminars The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities held a workshop in Amman on managing the Petra Archaeological Preserve Representatives from concerned local governmental and non governmental organizations as well as international organizations particularly the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO participated in the workshop The participants approved the establishment of a division within the Department of Antiquities for the management of the Petra Archaeological Preserve They also approved the

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