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  • july 2001 » CSBE
    4 million US project that occupies an area of 5 200 square meters The museum will open to the public around the beginning of the year 2002 Construction work began on al Khairy Commercial Center in Amman S M Dudin Architects and Engineers designed the 2 000 square meter project Construction work began on Al al Bayt Foundation for Islamic Thought in al Hussein National Park in Amman Mihrab for Islamic Architecture designed the 2 100 square meter complex for the Municipality of Greater Amman The project is expected to cost 750 000 JD around 1 050 000 US Top Completed Designs Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects completed designs for a 1 000 square meter garage building for the National Electricity Company in Amman Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for the development of the commercial district in Aqaba for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA The project extends over an area of 40 000 square meters Diran Masri Sarrar Consultant Architects and Engineers completed designs for the Jordan Insurance Federation Building The 4 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 2 million JD around 1 7 million US Top New Commissions The Municipality of Greater Amman began designs and studies for the construction of a public garden for citizens with special needs in Amman The garden which extends over a 7 000 square meter site includes sport halls swimming pools and restaurants The Municipality s Special Building Department also is preparing a building code that addresses the needs of citizens with special needs Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the refurbishment and interior works for al Salam Markets for the Military Consumers Corporation in Amman Bitar Consultants and Jafar Tukan and Partners were commissioned to provide architectural and engineering designs for the renovation of forty

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  • june 2001 » CSBE
    2001 news items Bilal Hammad Associates completed the conceptual designs for Khatir Mall in Aqaba The 4 000 square meter project is expected to cost 800 000 JD around 1 13 million US SIGMA Consulting Engineers completed designs for the 14 000 square meter Language Center at the Hashemite University in Zarqa Also see the Completed projects section in the June 2000 news items and the Completed designs section in the September 2000 news items SIGMA Consulting Engineers completed designs for the refurbishment of the first floor and facades of the Jordanian Ministry of Industry and Trade building in Amman SIGMA Consulting Engineers completed designs for the 7 000 square meter United Nations University Leadership Academy at the University of Jordan in Amman Tha er Quba ah completed designs for al Anani Commercial Center in Amman The 1 450 square meter project is expected to cost 220 000 JD around 310 000 US Top New Commissions Ammar Nabulsi Architects were commissioned to design al Dawoud Center in Amman The 45 000 square meter project includes a shopping mall a six story office building and a cinema complex Diran Masri Sarrar Consultant Architects and Engineers were commissioned to design the expansion of the headquarters of the Specialized Technical Services Company in Amman The 6 000 square meter project is expected to cost 2 million JD around 2 8 million US Top Competitions The Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and Environment received first prize in the competition organized by the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities for the refurbishment of the Founding King s Palace in Ma an in southern Jordan The palace consists of one of the buildings of the Hijaz Railroad Line in Ma an which date to the early part of the twentieth century King Abdullah I used the structure as his headquarters and residence in 1920 1921 before moving to Amman Dar al Omran received second prize Bitar Consultants received third prize and Dr Yaghmour and Associates Consulting Architects and Khalid Za balawi received fourth prize for their joint entry for the competition The 2 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 million JD around 1 4 million US Image shown Entry by Bitar Consultants Top News from Academia 21 students received their bachelor s degrees in architecture from the Applied Sciences University in Amman 10 from al Isra University in Amman 17 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid and 48 from the University of Jordan in Amman Al al Bayt University in Mafraq established a Department of Architecture The department will begin admitting students for a bachelor s degree program in architecture in the 2001 2002 academic year The Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid began admitting students in its newly established master s degree program in Urban Planning and Studies Also see the News from academia section in the October 2000 News items The Department of Architecture at Petra University in Amman will no

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  • march 2001 » CSBE
    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 New commissions and the completed designs sections above Dar al Omran completed designs and studies for the Sidon Waterfront Development project in Lebanon The project includes the design of a master plan for a 1 28 square kilometer area and the implementation of a number of pilot projects in old Sidon The project was awarded to Dar al Omran in 1997 GDAR Group completed designs for an automated teller machine ATM station for vehicles and a model ATM station for the Jordan Kuwait Bank Hakeem and Associates completed designs for the Museum at the Lowest Point on Earth Lot s Museum in Ain Araba in Safi Valley south of the Dead Sea The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities project includes 400 square meters of built up areas and is expected to cost 350 000 JD around 500 000 US Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for the School of Science at al Najah National University in Nablus Palestine The 17 500 square meter project is expected to cost 5 600 000 JD around 7 800 000 US and to be completed by June 2002 SIGMA Consulting Engineers in association with the Jordanian Consulting Engineers and the Egyptian firm Sabbur completed designs for the master plan of a new city to be located on the site of the old military camp of the city of Zarqa The project which belongs to the Housing and Urban Development Corporation at the Jordanian Ministry of Housing and Public Works will include residential neighborhoods shopping centers and various service facilities It occupies an area of 24 square kilometers and is intended to house 480 000 persons Top New Commissions GDAR Group was commissioned to design the Lost City of the Dead Sea touristic project on the Dead Sea coast The 60 000 square meter project which comprises a hotel complex a health spa a water park and chalets occupies a site of 150 000 square meters and is expected to cost 35 million JD around 50 million US Top News from Academia Hazim al Nijaidi of the Department of Architecture at the Applied Sciences University in Amman was promoted to the rank of associate professor The Faculty of Architecture and Arts at Petra University in Amman held its fifth annual exhibition The exhibition featured works by the university s students in architecture and interior design al Isra University in Amman organized a symposium entitled the Problematic Issue of Contemporary Architecture in Jordan Experiences and Visions The university also organized a lecture series that included presentations by Jordanian architects Natheer Abu Obeid The Behavioral Scene and the Place Waddah al Abidi Arab Architects Whereto and Ayman Zuaiter A Contribution to the Revival of Urban Space in Downtown Amman Top Lectures Rasem Badran co principal of the architectural firm Dar al Omran delivered a

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  • May 2001 » CSBE
    Architecture completed designs for Al al Bayt Foundation for Islamic Thought in al Hussein National Park in Amman The 2 100 square meter Municipality of Greater Amman project is expected to cost 750 000 JD around 1 05 million US SIGMA Consulting Engineers completed designs for the 5 000 square meter fitness center at the Royal Jordanian Automobile Club in Amman SIGMA Consulting Engineers completed designs for a 22 000 square meter industrial complex for the Specialized Investment Compounds Company in Sahab near Amman Top New Commissions Jafar Tukan and Partners were commissioned to design a commercial building in Jerusalem Palestine The 9 100 square meter project is expected to cost about 2 5 million JD around 3 5 million US Kayyali and Fasheh were commissioned to design the Hard Rock Café in Kuwait The 800 square meter project is expected to cost 710 000 JD around 1 million US Top Competitions The Arabic Company for the Manufacturing of Lime and Building Materials in association with the Architectural Section at the Jordan Engineers Association JEA organized a competition for the design of a model house in which lime bricks would be used as the main building material Top News from Academia The Applied Sciences University in Amman organized two lectures by Jordanian architects Akram Abu Hamdan On the Edge of Architecture and Bilal Hammad Selected Works The Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology organized an exhibition on the design works of its first and second year students at the French Cultural Center in Amman Abdullah Abu Gharbiyyeh successfully defended his master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled IES as a Tool in the Urban and Regional Planning The Case Study of Bethlehem Afnan Salih successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled The Integral Role of the Urban Space and Patterns of Circulation in the Center of Amman Maysaa al Shomali successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled The Effect of Globalization on the Built Environment of the City of Amman The Case Study of the High Rise Buildings Sirinaz Sulaiman successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan The thesis is entitled The Changing Environmental Values Accompanying Tourists Sweep over Traditional Villages The Two Case Studies of Wadi Musa and Taybeh Amneh al Zou bi successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology The thesis is entitled The Evaluative Image of the City The Case Stuy of Irbid s City Center Hassan Ali successfully defended his master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology The thesis is entitled Self Similar Fractality of Urban Growth Systems Top Lectures Margaret Livingston assistant professor in

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  • november 2001 » CSBE
    set for completion in May 2002 is expected to cost 260 000 JD around 370 000 US and is being funded by the Municipality of Greater Amman Construction work began on the King Abdullah II Faculty for Information Technology at the University of Jordan The 10 000 square meter project is expected to cost 4 million JD around 5 7 US Top Completed Designs Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau completed designs for an extension of the Italian Hospital in downtown Amman The Italian Hospital which was built in the 1930s is one of Jordan s oldest hospitals The six story 1 450 square meter extension will house administration offices and a new delivery department CDG the Community Development Group Engineering and Management Associates completed designs for the Lubb Village Restoration Project located in the village of Lubb in the Madaba governorate for the Noor al Hussein Foundation The project is located on a 2 000 square meter plot and consists of the renovation of a traditional 470 square meter structure to include a restaurant crafts workshop and administration offices Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau completed designs for the NOVA Furniture Factory in Sahab near Amman The project covers an area of 5 000 square meters and includes a two floor factory and an administration and services building Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects in association with the Jerusalem based office DOUR Engineering and Planning Consulting Engineers completed designs for the al Shurafat Housing Project in Beit Safafah Palestine The Municipality of Greater Amman completed designs for the headquarters of the therapeutic equestrian club located in the Amman National Park The project is the first of its kind in the region and aims at enabling people with special needs to participate in a physical activity that includes equestrian activities as an integral part of the rehabilitation process The project includes stables training courses playgrounds and a restaurant Faris and Faris Architects completed designs for a 1 500 square meter restaurant complex in Amman for Al Riyadh Investments Top New Commissions The Amman office of the Saudi Arabia based consulting firm Omrania and Associates in a joint venture with Almarsam Architects and Engineers were commissioned to design the refurbishment of a preexisting building that will serve as the new Australian Embassy in Amman The 2 000 square meter project is expected to cost about 100 000 JD around 140 000 US Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design primary healthcare clinic renovations for twenty healthcare centers located throughout Jordan The 840 000 JD around 1 2 million US project is part of the Primary Health Care Initiatives PHCI program that USAID United States Agency for International Development is funding to improve healthcare resources in Jordan The selection of these health centers was based on the outcome of a study that CDG the Community Development Group Engineering and Management Associates carried out in association with the Cambridge Massachusetts based policy research firm Abt Associates Top Competitons The Municipality of Greater Amman has

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  • october 2001 » CSBE
    and Partners completed designs for a restaurant and gym at al Najah National University in Nablus Palestine The restaurant occupies an area of 4 200 square meters and the gym has a total area of about 7 500 square meters Top New Commissions The Office of Modern Buildings completed tender documents for the reinstallation of the 2 000 square meter Jordanian Pavilion of the Expo 2000 in Hanover Germany for the Municipality of Greater Amman The pavilion will be housed in al Hussein National Park in Amman Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau were commissioned to design the Pinewood Private Resort The 10 000 square meter resort is located on a 30 000 square meter site located at the outskirts of Amman The project consists of a main building and several adjacent buildings that include recreational athletic facilities Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the interior works of the main administrative building of the Jordan Islamic Bank for Finance and Investment located in Amman s banking district of Shmeisani The 2 000 square meter project is estimated to cost 900 000 JD around 1 3 million US Jafar Tukan and Partners were commissioned to design the renovation of a number of primary healthcare centers in Amman The renovation projects for the Jordanian Ministry of Health are part of the Primary Health Care Initiatives PHCI program that USAID the United States Agency for International Development is funding to improve healthcare resources in Jordan The selection of these health centers was based on the outcome of a study that CDG the Community Development Group Engineering and Management Associates carried out in association with the Cambridge Massachusetts based policy research firm Abt Associates Inc Top Competitions Tibah Consultants were awarded first prize for the design of the 30 000 square meter al Afran

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  • september 2001 » CSBE
    exported to the USA on advantageous terms Darb Design Associates and Research Bureau designed the three story 1 000 square meter project Construction work began on al Anani Commercial Center in Amman Tha er Quba ah designed the 1 400 square meter project which is expected to cost 220 000 JD around 310 000 US Top Completed Designs Dar al Omran completed designs for the administration building at the Jordan University of Science and Technology JUST in Irbid The location of the building follows the university s original 1979 master plan which the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange had designed in association with Jafar Tukan and Partners The 4 400 square meter 2 337 000 JD around 3 3 million US building is one of five structures that Dar al Omran has been commissioned to design for JUST The other four structures are the deanship and student activities building the designs of which were completed in December 2000 the central library and lecture hall complex the student admissions and registration building and the main campus gate Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects completed infrastructure upgrade designs for three hospitals for the Royal Medical Services of the Jordanian Armed Forces These include the Prince Ali bin al Hussein hospital in Karak Prince Hashim bin al Hussein hospital in Zarqa and Prince Rashid bin al Hassan hospital in Irbid Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for the school of physical education at al Najah National University in Nablus Palestine The 8 000 square meter project is expected to cost 2 250 000 JD around 3 200 000 US Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for a restaurant and shops at al Najah National University in Nablus Palestine The 4 500 square meter project is expected to cost 1 050 000 JD around 1 500 000 US Top New Commissions The Government Tenders Directorate at the Jordanian Ministry of Public Works and Housing awarded Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects a contract for the preparation of designs and tender documents for the Baq a Public Hospital in Baq a The 11 000 square meter hospital includes a 100 bed inpatient department outpatient clinics an emergency department an operation theatre laboratories and a pharmacy Al Marsam Architects and Engineers in association withGDAR Group were commissioned to design the interior and refurbishment works for the auditorium of the Jordan National Medical Council in Amman The 210 000 JD around 300 000 US project is part of the Primary Health Care Initiative Program that USAID United States Agency for International Development is funding in order to improve health care resources in Jordan The Modern Building Office was commissioned to design the interior works for the visitors center of the Aqaba Marine Park in Aqaba Bitar Consultants had carried out the architectural designs for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA project Top Competitions GDAR Group received first prize in a competition for the design of a private owned resort in Morocco Accordingly GDAR Group was awarded the

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  • january 2000 » CSBE
    225 000 JD 320 000 US The structure is the first in the West Bank to incorporate a glass curtain wall with a structural glazing system Top Initiation of Projects Construction began on El Gushi Spa in Missrate Libya The 56 000 square meter resort complex was designed by Shubeilat Badran Associates SBA Architects and Consulting Engineers for the Libyan al Manaba Company for Touristic Services The project is expected to cost 30 million JD 42 million US Construction was begun on the Madaba Mosque in the city of Madaba The 2 500 square meter mosque for the Ministry of Awqaf was designed by GDAR Group which had won a competition for the design of the mosque in 1998 The project is expected to cost 1 million JD 1 4 million US Top Completed Designs Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for two hospitals in Saudi Arabia The first is the 40 000 square meter 180 bed al Ahsa Hospital in al Hfouf that is expected to cost 15 million JD about 21 million US The hospital was designed in association with Abalkhail Consulting Engineers of Riyadh Saudi Arabia The second hospital is the 27 000 square meter 100 bed Qasseem Hospital in Qasseem that is expected to cost 7 5 million JD about 10 5 million US This second hospital was designed in association with Al Dughaither Architects of Riyadh Saudi Arabia image shown al Ahsa Hospital Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects completed designs for the Palestinian Cultural Center in Ramallah al Bireh Palestine for the Municipality of Ramallah and the Ministry of Culture of the Palestinian National Authority The 4 000 square meter structure includes a 600 seat auditorium lounges meeting rooms and administrative offices The project is expected to cost 3 5 million JD 5 million

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