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  • february 2000 » CSBE
    moga Top Initiation of Projects The Municipality of Greater Amman began executing the master plan for the 700 000 square meter al Hussein Park located at the outskirts of Amman The master plan design is the work of Jafar Tukan and Partners in association with the Paris office of the San Francisco USA based international landscaping and planning firm EDAW The park will include a number of components such as the King Hussein Memorial museums sports areas and a cultural village A number of local offices are being invited to participate in architectural competitions for the design of these components Work on the 12 million JD 16 8 million US project is expected to take about two years For additional information concerning projects being carried out by the Municipality of Greater Amman visit their web site at http www access2arabia com moga Construction began on the second phase of al Mazar Mosque and the Mu ta Battle Martyrs Monuments in al Mazar in southern Jordan The site marks an important battle that took place in early Islamic history between Muslim and Byzantine forces The project was designed jointly by GDAR Group Shubeilat Badran Associates SBA Architects and Consulting Engineers and Tibah Consultants The design of the project was completed in 1995 and construction of its first phase was completed in 1999 The project includes a mosque for 1500 worshipers a commercial center lodging facilities and shrines for the leaders of the Muslim army who died in the battle of Mu ta Construction began on the sports hall at Zaytunah University near Amman The 3 000 square meter hall which was designed by Sobeh Engineering Office has seating that can accommodate up to 600 spectators The hall is expected to cost 500 000 JD 700 000 US Top Completed Designs Jafar Tukan and Partners in association with Universal Group of Nablus completed designs for an expansion of al Najah University in Nablus Palestine The 90 000 square meter project includes buildings that will house the university s administration the schools of fine arts engineering dentistry nursing pharmacy and sciences as well as the university library sports center dormitories and a mosque The cost of the project is expected to amount to 38 million JD about 53 5 million US Shubeilat Badran Associates SBA Architects and Consulting Engineers completed designs for the first phase of upgrading al Bashir Hospital in Amman The hospital which is run by the Ministry of Health is Jordan s main public hospital The 15 million JD 21 million US renovation project includes designing a new master plan for the hospital complex and designing new medical facilities that include maternity and pediatric wings that have a capacity of 350 beds The built up area of the project occupies 43 800 square meters Tibah Consultants completed designs for the Prime Minister s residence to be located across the Prime Ministry building in Amman Interior architecture designs were carried out by Tibah in association with al Darat The 2000 square

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  • march 2000 » CSBE
    Yemen The 6 000 square meter project is expected to cost 3 2 million JD 4 5 million US The following projects have been funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency JICA through the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and are expected to be tendered in the year 2001 Jafar Tukan and Partners and Pacific Consultants International PCI of Tokyo Japan completed designs for the Jordanian National Museum in Amman The 10 000 square meter project will be located in the Ras al Ain area in the same complex that includes the headquarters of the Municipality of Greater Amman The project is expected to cost 9 million JD about 13 million US Tibah Consultants and Pacific Consultants International PCI of Tokyo Japan in association with TURATH Heritage Conservation Management and Environmental Design Consultants completed designs for the conservation of the historical Abu Jabir House in Salt The 2 700 square meter structure which was built during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries will be adapted into a visitor s center and heritage museum The project is expected to cost about 700 000 JD 1 million US Tibah Consultants and Pacific Consultants International PCI of Tokyo Japan completed designs for a series of trails plazas and panoramic lookouts for historic parts of the city of Salt The project trails will extend about 3 kilometers Landscape designs for the project which is expected to cost about 1 28 million JD 1 8 million US were carried out by Sanabel for Agriculture and Consultancy Tibah Consultants and Pacific Consultants International PCI of Tokyo Japan completed designs for the Raghdan Bus Terminal in central Amman The site of the project covers about 34 000 square meters and the built up areas occupy about 12 500 square meters Landscape designs for the project which is

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  • april 2000 » CSBE
    The design of the structure was carried out by Dar al Handasa Construction began on the dormitories of the Arab American University in Jenin Palestine The university s master plan and buildings were designed by GDAR Group Four of the buildings of the twelve building project were completed in 1999 The total built up area of the project amounts to 25 000 square meters and it is expected to cost about 3 5 million JD about 5 million US For additional information on the project see the university s web site at http www aauj edu Top New Commissions Bitar Consultants were commissioned to design the new headquarters for the National Electricity Generating Company in Amman The 5 500 square meter building is expected to cost about 2 million JD 2 8 million US Egyptian architect Rami al Dahhan was commissioned to design the al Himmeh Spa Resort Hotel in the al Himmeh hot springs area Al Dahhan will be working on the 100 bed 10 000 square meter project in collaboration with Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects and Tibah Consultants Interior design work will be carried out with architect Ammar Khammash The project is expected to cost 7 million JD about 10 million US Top Competitions Bilal Hammad Associates and Bitar Associates shared the second prize in a competition for the development of the area surrounding the historical fort of Jordan s port city of Aqaba The office of Faris and Faris Architects received an honorable mention for their entry and no first or third prizes were awarded The competition which was organized by the Aqaba Regional Planning Authority and in which seven architectural offices participated included preparing architectural designs for buildings in the city s historical palm orchard which is known as al Hafayer Much of al

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  • may 2000 » CSBE
    second largest bank The 50 square meter facility which was designed by S M Dudin Architects and Engineers cost 50 000 JD 70 000 US Citibank commissioned the office of Rukn al Handasa to renovate an existing building it has acquired to serve as its new headquarters in Amman The 1 900 square meter structure which is located in Amman s banking district of Shmeisani was originally designed by Shubeilat Bardan Associates SBA Architects and Consulting Engineers The renovation work has caused some controversy since it significantly modifies the original SBA structure which was completed in 1998 Work began on the renovation of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Amman The project includes complete renovation of the eight diplomat s apartments in the building and also re cladding the building s façades DARB is responsible for the design and supervision work for the project and the Ali Krayyim Construction Establishment is carrying out the contracting work The project is estimated to cost 700 000 JD about one million US and is expected to be completed by the end of 2000 Top Initiation of Projects Citibank commissioned the office of Rukn al Handasa to renovate an existing building it has acquired to serve as its new headquarters in Amman The 1 900 square meter structure which is located in Amman s banking district of Shmeisani was originally designed by Shubeilat Bardan Associates SBA Architects and Consulting Engineers The renovation work has caused some controversy since it significantly modifies the original SBA structure which was completed in 1998 Work began on the renovation of the Kuwaiti Embassy in Amman The project includes complete renovation of the eight diplomat s apartments in the building and also re cladding the building s façades DARB is responsible for the design and supervision work for the project and the Ali Krayyim Construction Establishment is carrying out the contracting work The project is estimated to cost 700 000 JD about one million US and is expected to be completed by the end of 2000 Top Completed Designs Jafar Tukan and Partners completed designs for a building for the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance and Industry in Abu Dhabi The sixteen story building which occupies an area of over 23 000 square meters will be located next to the original headquarters of the ministry Tahhan and Bushnaq Consultants completed designs for the development of a master plan and the design of residential units for the traditional village of Qatar in Wadi Araba in southern Jordan The project which was designed for the Ministry of Water and Irrigation covers an area of 120 000 square meters and is expected to cost one million JD 1 4 million US Dar al Handasa completed designs for an extension to the Amman Le Meridien Hotel The extension covers an area of over 30 000 square meters and will include facilities such as a new entrance lobby lounges a ball room meeting rooms a health club administration offices and guest rooms The project is

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  • june 2000 » CSBE
    in Spa Hotel This project is the first in a series of collaborations in the tourism sector in Jordan between local investors in the and Accor Group in France which owns or operates over 3000 hotels worldwide under names that include Sofitel Novotel and Mercure DARB and architect Ruby Fakhoury carried out the renovation consultancy work for this 2 million JD 2 8 million US project which was executed in a period of six months Expo 2000 in Hanover opened its doors to visitors and the Jordanian Pavilion is one of more than 180 pavilions featured in this event The pavilion has been well received and the French Institute for Architecture has chosen it along with 21 others to be showcased in Paris next year as an example of imaginative architectural installations Following the end of Expo 2000 in October the pavilion will be dismantled and carried back to Amman where it is expected to be reinstalled in the al Hussein Park for information on al Hussein Park see the Initiation of projects section in the February 2000 news items Architect Akram Abu Hamdan has served as chairman and commissioner of the Jordan National Committee for Expo 2000 For additional information on the Jordanian pavilion visit the following site www expo2000 com jo Construction was completed on parts of the Hashemite University a public university located between Mafraq and Zarqa SIGMA Consulting Engineers designed the project for which the built up areas will eventually cover over 170 000 square meters and which will cost 43 million JD over 60 million US The university is expected to eventually accommodate over 40 000 students Top Initiation of Projects Construction was initiated on the extension for the Arab Bank headquarters in Amman The Arab Bank which has about 380 branches in over 25 countries is Jordan s largest company and is also the largest privately owned bank in the Arab world The 20 000 square meter extension project which was designed by Diran Masri Sarrar Consultant Architects and Engineers is expected to cost 8 million JD about 11 million US Top Completed Designs Diran Masri Sarrar Consultant Architects and Engineers completed designs for the new headquarters of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation the cultural foundation named after the founder of the Arab Bank The 38 000 square meter project will include a cultural center a scientific center a library and a 1000 person auditorium and is expected to cost 15 million JD GDAR Group in association with Otaishan Engineering Group of Riyadh Saudi Arabia completed designs for the al Bassam Tower in Dammam Saudi Arabia For additional information on this project see the New commissions section in Feburay 2000 Shubeilat Badran Associates SBA Architects and Consulting Engineers completed the third phase of design for Sahab Hospital in Sahab The 120 bed Ministry of Health hospital which serves the eastern parts of greater Amman occupies over 21 000 square meters and is expected to cost 6 75 million JD 9 5 million US Jafar

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  • july 2000 » CSBE
    halls The project is expected to cost 2 5 million JD 3 500 000 US Top Completed Designs Darb completed designs for the United Creations Garment Factory in the Wadi Dulayl QIZ Qualified Industrial Zone i e an area whose industrial products can be exported to the USA on advantageous terms The 15 000 square meter factory is owned by the United Creations Company an Indian Egyptian joint venture and is expected to cost 2 million JD 2 800 000 US SIGMA Consulting Engineers in association with the British firm Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo completed designs for the expansion of the Dead Sea Movenpick Hotel The British firm Derek Lovejoy Partnership carried out the landscape designs for the project which is owned by the Jordanian companies Zara Investments and the National Hotels and Tourism Company The project occupies a site of 25 000 square meters of which 10 000 square meters are built up areas and is expected to cost 10 million JD 14 million US Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects completed designs for the shrine and mosque of al Sahabi Prophet Muhammad s Companion Mu adh bin Jabal in Northern Shunah in the Jordan Valley The 600 square meter project which was designed for the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is expected to cost 350 000 JD 0 5 million US Karim Bawab and Co Consultants completed designs for the de la Salle Center for the Education of Students with Special Needs in Amman The construction and furnishing of the 4 600 square meter project which is owned by the Collège de la Salle Frères is expected to cost 2 100 000 JD around 3 million US Top New Commissions S M Dudin Architects and Engineers were chosen to design the Sele Visitors Center in Tafila for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities The 200 square meter project is located in a 6 000 square meter plot and is expected to cost 60 000 JD around 85 000 US Tibah Consultants were commissioned to design the reconstruction of al Salahiyyah School in Nablus Palestine for the Municipality of Nablus The 2 600 square meter project is being funded by a donation from Marwan al Sayeh Iwan was commissioned to design the auditorium of the Applied Sciences University in Amman The 4 200 square meter project is expected to cost 3 million JD around 4 25 million US Jafar Tukan and Partners were commissioned to design the Car Museum at al Hussein National Park in Amman For additional information concerning al Hussein National Park see the Initiation of projects section in the February 2000 news items The Municipality of Greater Amman project is intended to house the late King Hussein s car collection It occupies an area of 4 200 square meters and is expected to cost 3 million JD around 4 25 million US Jafar Tukan and Partners were commissioned to design the theater at al Hussein National Park in Amman The 1 000 square meter Municipality of

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  • august 2000 » CSBE
    cost 25 million JD 35 200 000 US Top Completed Designs Darb completed designs for the Maliban Garment Factory in Wadi Dulayl QIZ Qualified Industrial Zone i e an area whose industrial products can be exported to the USA on advantageous terms for the Sri Lankan EAM Maliban Company The 12 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 5 million JD 2 100 000 US S M Dudin Architects and Engineers Completed designs for the 650 square meter al Atiyyat Mosque in Salt for the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects completed designs for the BMW Service Center in Amman for the BMW dealer in Jordan Ole Automotive Trading Company For additional information on this design see the New commissions section of the February 2000 news items Dr Yaghmour and Associates Consulting Architects completed designs for a residential and commercial tower in Sharjah United Arab Emirates UAE The 35 000 square meter project which is owned by Abdul Rahman al Hajree is expected to cost 7 8 million JD 11 million US Fu ad Sayegh in association with the Associated Engineers and Architects completed designs for the Amman offices of the Consolidated Contractors International Company CCIC The project includes the adaptation of a 1959 two storey residential building that was originally designed by Sayegh into a four story office building The 1 300 square meter project is expected to cost 250 000 JD 350 000 US Top New Commissions Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects were commissioned to design the main substation and office building for the Jordan Electric Power Company in Amman The 6 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 5 million JD around 2 1 million US Turath Heritage Conservation Management and Environmental Design Consultants were commissioned to design the Environment and Bio Diversity Museum for Children at the Haya Cultural Center in Amman The commission involves the adaptation of an existing building in the center and includes interior designs for furniture showcases interpretive models and other required illustrative materials Fu ad Sayegh was chosen to design the 7 000 square meter China Center in Amman The Associated Engineers and Architects and the Chinese Beijing Institute of Residential Architecture are also taking part in the design of the project which is expected to cost 5 million JD around 7 million US Top News from Academia On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan in Amman the department held an exhibition that featured works by students of architecture at the university 12 students received their bachelor s degrees in architecture from the Applied Sciences University in Amman 14 from al Isra University in Amman 6 from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid 7 from Petra University in Amman and 5 from the University of Jordan in Amman Joanna Feidi successfully defended her master s thesis at the Department of Architecture at the University

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  • september 2000 » CSBE
    workshop in Beit Sahur in the Bethlehem province for the Mercedes Benz dealer in Palestine Gargour Trading Company The 1 000 square meter project is expected to cost 500 000 JD around 700 000 US S M Dudin Architects and Engineers completed designs for the modification of twelve branches for the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance in Jordan The firm had won a competition for the renovation of the headquarters of the bank in Amman and the design of a model branch The model branch design is to be used for new branches and for the modification of existing ones Top New Commissions Bilal Hammad Associates were chosen to design the 700 square meter expansion for the headquarters of the Jordan Kuwait Bank in Amman GDAR Group was chosen to design al Salam Tourist Village in Na ur near Amman The project which is owned by al Salam Studios Corporation occupies an overall area of 85 000 square meters Diran Masri Sarrar Consultant Architects and Engineers were commissioned to design the Jordan Insurance Federation Building The 4 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 2 million JD 1 7 million US Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects were chosen to design al Fujairah Maternity Gynecology Hospital in al Fujairah the United Arab Emirates The 75 bed 7500 square meter hospital is owned by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and is expected to cost about 8 million JD 11 25 million US Bdour and Shawa for Architecture and Interior Design will carry out interior design work for the project Top Competitons GDAR Group received first prize in the competition organized by the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction PECDAR for the design of the expansion of the Palestinian Academy for Gifted Students building in Nablus Palestine The 4 000 square meter project is expected to cost 1 million JD 1 4 million US The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature RSCN organized an architectural competition for the design of the Amman Nature Center Akram Abu Hamdan Ammar Khammash Bilal Hammad Associates Symbiosis Designs and Turath Heritage Management and Environmental Design Consultants were invited to particpate in the competition Top News form Academia The Department of Architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid established a new joint master s degree program in cultural resources management with the Institute of Archeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in Irbid The program will be housed at Yarmouk University Zahir Bushnaq resigned as lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan in order to devote his time to the architectural firm Tahhan and Bushnaq Architects in which he is a partner Top Exhibitions In connection with the Second Jordanian Architectural Conference for more details on the conference see the Seminars and workshops section below the International Exhibition for Architectural Engineering and Industrial and Constructional Equipment 2000 was held at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman More than 25 countries participated in the

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