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    from CSBE and published in Arabic in the Jordanian Official Gazette The hyperlink points to the Gazette s web site after entering the web site go to Regulation no 63 for the year 2004 Regulations on Requirements for Street and Building Signs and for Building Awnings in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone ASEZ Developed by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA through input from CSBE and published in Arabic

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  • Competition Announcement » CSBE
    The names of the competitors will remain hidden from the jury members until after the jury has made its final decision Note It is recommended that entrants make copies of their entries before the entries are submitted CSBE and IDARA reserve the right to keep the winning entries and those receiving honorable mentions after the prize results are announced Authors of non winning entries can pick up their entries from the CSBE offices starting July 04 through 25 2010 CSBE will not be held responsible for any entries that are not picked up during that period Top 6 Competition Language As the competition jury includes foreign members and as foreign individuals may participate in the competition in conformity with the criteria for eligibility for participation in the competition the language used for the components of the competition entries reports drawing legends etc shall be English Top 7 Disqualification from the Competition The organizers of the prize reserve the right to disqualify participation from the prize if any of the following conditions are met Entrants do not meet the eligibility criteria for participation in the prize as mentioned in the prize brief Entrants communicate with competition organizers consulting committee members or jury members concerning design solutions or and concerning the judging of entries Entries do not satisfy the requirements for submissions Top 8 Questions and Answers Entrants wishing to ask questions and obtain further information can submit their inquiries to CSBE by February 09 2010 Inquiries will be accepted in writing only They can be submitted by email to award csbe org or by fax to 06 461 5297 Responses to inquiries and clarifications regarding the competition will be posted on the CSBE web site These responses will be considered an integral part of the design brief Top 9 Evaluation of Entries Entries will be judged based on their fulfillment of the following general evaluation criteria Offering creative solutions to water and energy efficiency sensitive to conservation It is encouraged to consider passive means of conservation in the design solutions which include but are not limited to the proper study of massing building orientation window sizing and placement the use of landscaping to control sun exposure etc Consideration of the apartment building type and possible conservation aspects in its design Satisfaction of aesthetic and functional aspects Cultural and social suitability of the design to the norms of the intended inhabitants Responsiveness to site location and topography as well as to the Jordanian physical environment Responsiveness to climatic conditions in the region including temperature relative humidity rainfall rates and solar patterns The use of local building materials and construction methods as well as ease of implementation Low construction costs as well as low running costs Scalability and applicability of the design or major ideas in the design to other site locations and building types in Jordan Proper compliance with building regulations in terms of heights setbacks etc and adherence to Jordanian building codes and standards as well as the special regulations provided in the design brief Professionally presented high quality self explanatory drawings Top 10 Members of the Jury Entries will be reviewed and judged by an independent jury consisting of five reputable professionals involved in the fields of architecture and social development Jury members will include the following Tawfiq Abu Hantash Architect and Managing Partner GDAR Group Tawfiq Abu Hantash is a cofounder and principal designer at GDAR Group for Design and Architectural Research established in 1991 with offices in Jordan UAE and Morocco He holds a Master s in Architecture from MIT in 1989 and a BSc in Architecture from the University of Jordan in 1983 Through his long and diverse experience in architectural design and teaching architect Abu Hantash and the GDAR team have developed a design approach that mediates between modernism and cultural commitment to place and context This experimental approach has been explored through working on complex projects ranging from single buildings to large scale urban design and housing schemes in different places including Iraq Jordan Libya Morocco Palestine Saudi Arabia UAE and Yemen This approach has led to winning the Islamic Architecture Award of Cityscape Dubai in 2006 for the design of Princess Salma Housing Estate Individually and through GDAR architect Abu Hantash has participated in numerous architectural competitions and won prizes in most occasions He is a regular visiting critic of graduation projects in local and regional universities He is also an active member of several professional and academic committees and societies Meisa Batayneh Maani Founder and Principal Architect Maisam Architects and Engineers Meisa Batayneh Maani is experienced in multiple facets of design including architecture planning urban design and corporate and place branding Over her long and versatile career she has led multi disciplinary teams on large scale international and regional projects in USA Pakistan Cyprus Saudi Arabia Egypt and UAE In addition to her passion to use creativity design and innovation to enhance the built environment she is actively involved in reform processes through numerous national and international commissions and boards She is also the founder and chairperson of Design Jordan president of Business and Professional Women of Amman BPWA founding member of the Architecture and Engineering Business Council head of Green Unit a board member of the King Abdullah II Center for Excellence and several other prestigious boards and committees Khaled Jayyousi Assistant Professor Department of Architecture Petra University Khaled Jayyousi has a Ph D in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Venice Italy He has more than thirty four years of professional experience as an architect and planner with private and government agencies implementing major development programs with special emphasis on low cost housing projects including slum upgrading and site and service projects as well as urban design settlement planning and architectural projects His experience extends to broader program wide aspects of development including the preparation of planning and design standards staff organization and coordination with external public and private agencies He is a counterpart consultant with the Urban Development Department UDD of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Jordan specializing in different aspects of urban development planning and architectural design of housing and community buildings He was awarded the al Kawkab al Urduni medal by His Majesty the late King Hussein in appreciation for his achievement in UDD project implementation He was also awarded a 1992 Aga Khan Prize in Architecture for the East Wehdat upgrading project in Amman Farouq Yaghmour Principal Yaghmour Architecture Office Farouk Yaghmour is an architect and planner and is the principal of Yaghmour Architecture Office Amman Bethlehem Sharjah and Dubai He studied architecture at the Hoch Schule fur Architektur und Bauwesen in Weimar and did his graduate work at the State University of New York at Buffalo where he holds a master s degree in architecture and a Ph D in planning He taught at the University of Jordan Amman and the State University of New York and was the founding chairman of the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Petra University Amman Dr Yaghmour has practiced architecture in Jordan Palestine the United Arab Emirates and the United States He has been in charge of the urban and architectural development for a number of important historical sites including the Solomon Pools in Bethlehem the Palestinian village of Beit Sahur and the Baptism Site along the Jordan River in Jordan He also was involved in efforts aimed at preserving the historical Palestinian city of Hebron Dr Yaghmour is the author of several publications addressing the subjects of architecture and environmental and urban planning He also has served on a number of public advisory committees involved in advising and following up on large scale development projects in Jordan Ayman Zuaiter Partner Tibah Consultants Ayman Zuaiter is an American University of Beirut graduate He has been practicing architecture since 1981 Zuaiter worked with the late Hasan Fathy during 1982 He had the chance to work on several residential public and urban regeneration projects in different parts of Jordan Architect Zuaiter is known for his harmonious solutions in architecture and planning that stem from the spirit of the place He is a frequent jury member for graduation projects at several Jordanian universities Zuaiter is responsible for the design of several winning architectural competitions in Jordan and the Arab region Richard Brittain Lecturer School of Architecture University of Arizona Richard Brittain teaches site analysis and planning with an emphasis on infill urban land use and sustainability land ethic and tectonics design studios fifth year capstone studio projects and master s degree thesis projects He supervises the visualization and simulation laboratory and was recently elected by the faculty to serve as critical practice coordinator His private practice focuses on architectural photography residential desert architecture utilizing adobe and rammed earth wall materials passive solar energy efficiency and water conservation techniques with rainfall harvesting and graywater reuse systems Top 11 Prizes Three monetary prizes will be awarded First prize JD 6 000 about USD 8 450 Second prize JD 4 000 about USD 5 630 Third prize JD 3 000 about USD 4 200 If the jury sees fit honorable mentions may also be given to other entries showing merit Note Entrants agree that the jury s decision is final and that the jury may withhold the first prize if the submitted entries do not satisfy all of the competition s evaluation criteria mentioned above The prizes for the competition are provided by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development KAFD and the Jordan Engineers Association JEA Top 12 Publishing of Entries All efforts will be made to publish the winning designs as well as other selected designs on the CSBE web site and in specialized regional publications and to display them in relevant exhibition venues Top 13 Intellectual Property Rights and Copyrights Participants in the competition shall retain any and all copyrights to their designs However acceptance of the award s by the successful participant s will result in providing the United States Agency for International Development USAID Host Country Government and Development Alternatives Inc DAI a royalty free exclusive irrevocable right to use the drawings specifications designs or other technical data developed Top 14 Design Brief Site Location As the context of a building is of great significance when addressing water and energy efficient designs and since the ultimate aim of this competition is to construct a model demonstration water and energy efficient low income apartment building a real life site location has been assigned for the project The selected site is located in the Abu Alanda area in the southeastern part of Amman The site is part of a low income housing development owned by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDC The site has many of the features of a common building site currently being developed by HUDC in the city of Amman which will facilitate the applicability of the competition s entries to as many site locations as possible The area of Abu Alanda is located in the southeastern part of the city of Amman It lies at a latitude 31 53 north and longitude 35 58 east The Abu Alanda development HUDC has recently prepared a planning scheme for the Abu Alanda low income housing development in which low income residential plots have been identified The development of the area has been phased in three phases Phases I and II are currently under construction and at various stages of completion Refer to Appendix 3 to view the site plans of phases I and II Appendix 4 for photos of the Phase I apartment buildings under construction and Appendix 5 for plans of HUDC building prototypes for Phase I The site chosen for this competition is Phase III of the Abu Alanda development The road layout and parcelation of the plots have been planned and green spaces have been designated A block of eight plots centrally located in the Phase III site plot numbers 574 667 has been selected as the location for the design proposals Participants are asked to propose site layouts for these eight plots and a detailed design of one apartment building for plot number 673 A designated green space is located in the center of the block and should be designed as a shared garden open space The site layout of the block should show proposals for the shared garden open space Area of the designated 8 plots 14 135 56 square meters Area of the plot no 673 1 575 22 square meters Altitude of the plots On average 875 m above sea level Gradient of the plot There is approximately a ten meter difference in levels between the highest and lowest points on the plot The topography of the site is fairly steep ranging from 18 to 29 Maximum allowable floor area ratio FAR 1 76 i e the floor area or the gross built up area divided by the area of the plot Maximum allowable height 16 meters excluding staircases Maximum number of floors Four floors from the elevation of the midpoint of the upper street and the midpoint of the plot Minimum setback requirements 3 5 m front and rear setbacks zero side setbacks Participants may choose to increase the set backs as deemed necessary Minimum number of housing units for the entire 8 plots 168 units Minimum soft landscaping requirements 15 of plot area excluding designated open space Parking requirements 1 parking space per housing unit Parking is permitted in the setbacks Underground parking is permitted Areas for underground parking may be excluded from the total FAR of 1 76 Note Participants may choose to alter the proposed parcelation In such cases the maximum allowable FAR of 1 76 would apply to the total area of the 8 plots 14 135 56 square meters A shared garden open space of 2 748 39 square meters to be shared by the residents of the entire development and a total of 168 units must be provided All other requirements stated above apply Click here to download the compressed AutoCAD file for the Abu Alanda Phase III planning scheme file size is 960 KB The site location plan includes infrastructure information and contour lines for the whole area The site location plan that has been assigned for the competition is marked on the drawing Highlighted in gray is the block with the eight plots on which the footprints for the apartment buildings should be presented Highlighted in red is the particular plot of land on which the apartment building is to be designed in detail Click here to view an aerial view that shows the general area of the Abu Alanda site Click here to view an image that shows the general area of the Abu Alanda site the photo is taken from the northeast looking southwest towards the site Top Amman Climatic Data In general the city has a moderate dry climate in the summer and a cool rainy climate in the winter Below is more specific climatic data The highest monthly mean maximum air temperature is 32Ëš C occurring in July and August The lowest monthly mean minimum air temperature is 4Ëš C occurring in January and February The absolute maximum air temperature is 43Ëš C occurring in August The absolute minimum air temperature is 6Ëš C occurring in January The annual precipitation approximately ranges from 500 mm in the northwest and 150 mm in the southeast Rainfall in the site area ranges between 250 mm and 300 mm annually The prevailing winds are from the west For more detailed information on climatic conditions in Amman see the web site for the Jordan Meteorological Departmen t and that for the Department of Statistics To calculate the sun angles in the city of Amman for a given date and time consult SunAngle an on line program for calculating solar angles at http www susdesign com sunangle Top Floor Area Taking into consideration the HUDC design standards for low income units in apartment buildings the floor area of each unit shall range from a minimum of 110 square meters to 120 square meters The area of each apartment does not include the vertical circulation core which includes stairs elevators risers and lobbies Accordingly each entry shall provide a design for an apartment building with units of an average area of 115 square meters each Each unit shall include three bedrooms a reception area salon living area dining area kitchen and two bathrooms The design of each building should account for building services such as mechanical rooms Service and circulation areas are included in the maximum FAR requirements Click here to view samples of conventional low income apartment buildings constructed by HUDC Top Construction Budget The construction cost for the submitted designs for the water and energy efficient low income apartment building should be about JD 235 240 per square meter around USD 331 338 It is understood that the incorporation of certain treatments or systems that ensure water and energy conservation may result in a higher construction cost Therefore an entry with a construction cost that exceeds JD 240 per square meter should include in its budget a brief study of how the higher cost would pay off in the long term through factors such as lower operating costs The total cost does not include the cost of the green area parking space Proposals for this area should take into account budget constraints in similar low income housing projects Top 15 Resources on Water and Energy Efficient Designs and on Low Income Housing Printed Materials The following is a list of useful printed books and manuals that address the issues of energy and water efficient designs and of low income housing Alexander C Ishikawa S Silverstein M Jacobson M Fiksdahl King I and Angel S A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction New York Oxford University Press 1977 The book presents a new approach to architecture building and planning in which people through the use of a language consisting

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  • Competition Entries » CSBE
    AlAsir Architects Sustainable Solutions Nader Chalfoun Omar Al Hassawi Virginia Cardona and Natalia Pineyro with support from Mark Fredrickson Cube Architects Akram Damisi Ashraf Damisi and Firas Thalji Emtairah Consulting Corp and CEC Design Iyad Al Halis Liyan Al Jabi Mohammad Al Jabi and Shada Al Sharif Jansana Alshibly Architects Antonio Jansana and Ali Alshibly second place Osama al Masri and Saba Al Nuseirat Office for Modern Buildings OMB Mahmoud Saymeh and Lama Abuhassan first place Space Design Architects and Designers third place Turath Architecture and Urban Design Consultants Rami Daher Maiss Razem Shireen Khalidi Siba Tawalbeh Mostafa Abu Ghoush Michel Banna Mai Jaber Eyad Azzam Ahmed Salaimeh and Hussein Zoubi Below is an illustrated list of the competition entries Icons representing the drawing boards for each of the qualified entries are displayed on the list To view the large size of a drawing board please click on the relevant icon Also on this list are links to PDF files of the reports submitted by the authors of the winning designs Please note that the reports are presented in their original status CSBE has not carried out any editing or fact checking of these reports The use of the drawings and reports published in this appendix shall be subject to the section of the competition announcement on Intellectual Property Rights and Copyrights Entry by Hamzah Abu Ragheb and Markus Preller Click here to download this entry s report 74 8 KB PDF file Entry by AlAsir Architects Sustainable Solutions Click here to download this entry s report 1 21 MB PDF file Entry by Nader Chalfoun Omar Al Hassawi Virginia Cardona and Natalia Pineyro with support from Mark Fredrickson Click here to download this entry s report 368 KB PDF file Entry by Cube Architects Click here to download this

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  • winning entries » CSBE
    Omrania l CSBE Student Award Water Conserving Landscapes Remembering Ali Maher Other Projects Activities Architectural Competitions Affordable Housing for the Future Abu Alanda 2009 Winning Entries Affordable Housing for the Future Competition A Call for Innovative Ideas for the Design of a Model Water and Energy Efficient Low Income Apartment Building in Abu Alanda Jordan Competition Announcement Competition Entries Winning Entires Second Round Winning Entries First place Second round entry

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  • Competition Announcement » CSBE
    it proposes to achieve water and energy efficiency The report shall include a cost estimate for the construction of the designed starter housing unit A breakdown of the costs would include the following substructure superstructure finishing materials insulation materials and landscaping Also the report shall include a per square meter cost estimate for the incremental addition as well as a total cost estimate for the fully expanded building Drawing boards shall not display the name of the entrant or any identifying marks Entrants shall fill in the declaration form which can be obtained from the CSBE offices and also can be downloaded from appendix 2 and submit it along with the drawing boards Each entry shall include the four drawing boards declaration form and report The competition organizers will give each entry a code number that would appear on the drawing boards and the report as well as the declaration form The names of the competitors would remain hidden from the jury members until after the jury has made its final decision Note It is recommended that entrants make copies of their entries before the entries are submitted CSBE WEPIA and ASEZA reserve the right to keep the winning entries and those receiving honorable mentions after the competition results are announced Authors of non winning entries can pick up their entries from the CSBE offices starting from June 15 2004 to July 15 2004 CSBE will not be held responsible for any entries that are not picked up during that period Top 6 Competition Language As the competition jury includes foreign members and as foreign individuals may participate in the competition in conformity with the above mentioned criteria for eligibility for participation in the competition the language used for the components of the competition entries reports drawings legends shall be English As for registration and declaration forms they are available in both Arabic and English languages and can be filled in either language Top 7 Disqualification from the Competition The organizers of the competition reserve the right to disqualify participation from the competition if Entrants prove not to meet the above mentioned criteria for the eligibility for participation in the competition Entrants communicate with the competition organizers consulting committee or jurors concerning design solutions and ideas or and concerning judgment of competition entries Entries do not satisfy the above mentioned requirements for competition submissions Top 8 Evaluation of Entries Entries will be evaluated for fulfilling the following general evaluation criteria Satisfaction of aesthetic and functional aspects Suitability of the design to the social and cultural norms of its intended inhabitants Response to the site location and topography in particular and to the physical environment of Jordan in general Response to the regional climatic conditions such as temperature relative humidity rainfall and sunlight Providing creative solutions to water and energy conservation problems Participants are specially encouraged to consider in their designs passive means of energy and water conservation which include issues such as well studied massing and proper geographical building orientation properly placed and sized windows the use of water conserving landscaping to block the summer sun etc Ease of construction and use of as much local building materials and techniques as possible Facilitating the concept of self help incremental building Durability of proposed building materials and ease of maintenance Low construction cost Applicability of the design or major concepts of the design to other site locations or possibly other building types in Jordan Adherence to building regulations in terms of heights setbacks etc and compliance with Jordanian building codes and standards High quality self explanatory professional presentation drawings Top 9 Members of the Jury Entries will be reviewed and judged by an independent jury consisting of five reputable professionals involved in the fields of architecture and social development Jury members will include the following Ismail Bazian Director Physical Planning Land Development Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ASEZA Ismail Bazian is a Jordanian architect who studied architecture at the University of Alexandria in Egypt Prior to joining ASEZA in 2002 he practiced architecture through his own architectural firm and through affiliations with a number of renowned architectural firms in Jordan and Palestine including Arabtech Jardaneh Consulting Engineers and Architects Shubeilat Badran Associates Dar al Omran and Al Riwaq Design Office Associates In addition to architectural design his work has covered the areas of urban design and planning He has worked on a number of residential educational public and commercial projects in Jordan Palestine and the Arabian Gulf region Bilal Hammad Principal Bilal Hammad Consultants Amman Bilal Hammad is a Jordanian architect who studied architecture at the University of Alexandria in Egypt He has been practicing in Jordan since 1977 and is responsible for the design of a number of important private and public buildings in the country In addition to architectural design his work has covered the areas of urban design landscape architecture interior design as well as graphic design especially as it is integrated within architecture He has lectured and served on architectural juries at universities in Jordan and Palestine as well as the Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI ARC in Vico Morcote Switzerland Arif Hasan Chairman the Urban Resource Centre and the Orangi Pilot Project Research Training Institute Karachi Arif Hasan is a Pakistani architect planner teacher social researcher and writer who studied architecture at the Oxford Polytechnic in the United Kingdom He established his own architecture firm in Karachi in 1968 and has designed a large number of important residential commercial and educational facilities in Pakistan including his internationally acclaimed Orangi Pilot Project a major urban upgrading project for a large squatter colony in Pakistan He taught at Asian and European institutions Hasan has served as a consultant to various United Nations agencies international organizations non governmental organizations government institutions and community action groups on issues relating to housing building technology community participation infrastructure and environment He is particularly known for his involvement with low income settlement programs He served as a member of the 1992 and 1995 Steering Committees for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture a member of the 1989 Award Technical Review and a member of the Master Jury of the Award for the 1995 1998 cycle He has written a number of books and articles on housing and urban development as well as on human settlements and ecology In 1990 Hasan received the UN International Year for the Shelterless Memorial Award of the Japanese government and in 2000 he received the Prince Claus Award The Netherlands for his work on architecture and development Hidaya Khairi Executive Director Jordan Urban Management Society Hidaya Khairi is a Jordanian specialist in social development with experience in urban and housing development She carried out her undergraduate work at Cairo University in Egypt and earned her master s degree from the School for International Training Brattleboro Vermont USA She previously served as the Jordan Country Coordinator and Advisor for the Urban Management Program which was carried out by the World Bank and UNDP United Nations Development Program She also served as a social planner and later as the Director of Community Development and the Director of Studies and Population Affairs at the Jordanian Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDC She is the author of numerous studies and articles on urban and housing development She also is a member of the HUDC team that received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1998 for its work on the Amman East Wihdat Upgrading Program Jafar Tukan Partner Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and the Environment Jafar Tukan is a Jordanian architect who studied architecture at the American University of Beirut He practiced architecture in Beirut for about 15 years before moving to Amman in 1976 In 2003 his office of over 25 years Jafar Tukan and Partners merged with the Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and the Environment Tukan is responsible for the design of a number of important structures in Jordan and also in other countries including Lebanon Palestine and the United Arab Emirates He has collaborated with internationally recognized architects and architectural offices such as Kenzo Tange with whom he worked during the late 1970s and early 1980s on the design of the campus of the Jordan University for Science and Technology in Irbid His designs have been widely recognized in Jordan and the Middle East and he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Architectural Engineer Award of the Arab Cities Organization for the years 1993 and 2002 and the Palestine Prize for Architecture The latest recognition of his work has been the choice of his SOS Children s Village in Aqaba as one of the recipients of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture His work has been featured in numerous architectural magazines including Mimar and Architecture and is the subject of the monograph Jafar Tukan Architecture Rome Libria 2001 In addition to his architectural accomplishments Tukan has been active in public service Among other activities he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Jordan a member of the Greater Amman Municipal Council and a member of the executive board of the National Gallery of Fine Arts He is also the representative of the Architectural Section of the Jordan Engineers Association in the jury Top 10 Prizes Three monetary prizes will be awarded First prize 5 000 JD about 7 000 USD Second prize 3 000 JD about 4 225 USD Third prize 2 000 JD about 2 800 USD If the jury sees fit honorable mentions may also be given to other entries showing merit Note Entrants agree that the jury s decision is final and that the jury may withhold the first prize if the submitted entries do not satisfy all of the competition s evaluation criteria mentioned above The monetary prizes for the competition are provided by ASEZA Top 11 Publishing of Entries All efforts will be made to publish the winning designs as well as other selected designs on the CSBE web site and in specialized regional publications and to display them in relevant exhibition venues Also efforts will be made to publish a booklet about the competition The publication will feature the winning entries as well as those receiving honorable mentions Top 12 Intellectual Property Rights and Copyrights Offerors of design shall retain property rights to their design However acceptance of the award s by the successful offeror s will result in providing USAID Host Country Governments and AED with royalty free nonexclusive and irrevocable rights to use drawings specifications designs or other technical data developed under the resulting agreement for purposes of USAID Host Country Governments and AED This license in no way will restrict the offeror s s use of said drawings specifications designs or other technical data for other purposes except for the restrictions stated herein The above mentioned statement on intellectual property rights and copyrights is to be read in conjunction with Appendix 3 of this competition announcement Top 13 Design Brief Site Location As the context of a building is of great significance when addressing water and energy efficient designs and since the ultimate aim of this competition is to construct a model demonstration water and energy efficient low income expandable housing unit a real life site location was assigned for the project The selected site is located in the Shamiyya area in the northeastern part of Aqaba The site has many of the features of a common building site in the city of Aqaba to facilitate the applicability of the competition s entries to as many site locations as possible The city of Aqaba is located 340 kilometres south of Amman Located at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba it is Jordan s only seaport It lies at latitude 29 50Ëš north and longitude 35 00Ëš east The Shamiyya area ASEZA recently has prepared a planning scheme for the Shamiyya area in which residential plots for housing the low income people of the area have been identified Obviously the few hastily built structures that currently exist in the Shamiyya area would be torn down to prepare the site for future development A block of 14 plots that lie within the new plan for the Shamiyya area has been selected as a site location for the competition s designs and a particular plot of land within this block has been assigned for the design of the housing unit Dimensions of the selected plot 14 5 X 23 5 m area of 340 75 square meters Altitude of the plot In average 218 3 m above sea level Gradient of the plot There is approximately a 2 2 meters difference in levels between the highest and lowest points on the plot The lowest point on the plot is at the southwestern corner and the highest is at the northeastern corner Maximum allowable floor area ratio 0 8 i e a floor area or a gross built up area of 272 6 square meters Maximum allowable built up area building footprint 170 square meters Maximum allowable height 7 meters Setbacks requirements No specific setbacks are required Click here to download the AutoCAD file for the Shamiyya planning scheme file size is 3 431 KB The site location plan includes infrastructure information and contour lines for the whole area The site location plan that has been assigned for the competition is marked on the drawing Highlighted in gray is the block with the 14 plots on which the footprints for the expanded building should be presented Highlighted in red is the particular plot of land on which the expandable housing unit is to be designed Click here to view an image that shows the general area of the Shamiyya site the photo is taken from the south looking north Top Aqaba Climatic Data In general the city has a hot dry climate According to a review of the climatic data for Aqaba during the last four decades of the twentieth century the following can be concluded The highest monthly mean maximum air temperature is 39 4Ëš C occurring in July The lowest monthly mean minimum air temperature is 8 9Ëš C occurring in January The absolute maximum air temperature is 48 8Ëš C occurring in July The absolute minimum air temperature is 1 4Ëš C occurring in January The annual precipitation approximately amounts to 30 mm The prevailing winds are from the north For more detailed information on climatic conditions in Aqaba see the web site for Jordan Meteorological Department at http met jometeo gov jo jometeo a main and that for the Department of Statistics at www dos gov jo env env a index htm To calculate the sun angles in the city of Aqaba for a given date and time consult SunAngle an on line program for calculating solar angles at www susdesign com sunangle Note ASEZA identified the site location for the project Top Floor Area Taking into consideration the HUDC design standards for low income houses the floor area of the starter housing unit shall be 80 square meters The unit is to be designed in a way that allows for incremental building Accordingly each entry shall provide a design for an 80 square meter expandable starter unit that includes two bedrooms a living room a kitchen and a bathroom The design also should include a scenario for a flexible incremental expansion of the starter unit to reach the maximum gross built up area permitted by the maximum allowable floor area ratio The fully expanded building may include anywhere from one to three units Water and energy efficiency of the building should be considered at the different phases of the building s growth Assuring safe and secure incremental building process that would require minimal intervention into earlier phases of the building without sacrificing the aesthetics of the building is of paramount significance Click here to view samples of conventional low income single family dwellings designed by HUDC Click here to view samples of conventional low income houses constructed by Habitat for Humanity Jordan Top Construction Budget The construction cost for the submitted designs for the water and energy efficient low income expandable starter unit the 80 square meter unit should be about 8 000 JD around 11 500 USD which is about 100 JD square meter It is understood that the incorporation of certain treatments or systems that would ensure water and energy conservation may result in a higher construction cost Therefore an entry with a construction cost that exceeds 8 000 JD should include in its budget a brief study of how the higher cost would pay off in the long term through issues such as lower operating costs Top 14 Resources on Water and Energy Efficient Designs and on Low Income Housing Printed Materials The following is a list of useful printed books and manuals that address the issues of energy and water efficient designs and of low income housing Alexander C Ishikawa S Silverstein M Jacobson M Fiksdahl King I and Angel S A Pattern Language Towns Buildings Construction New York Oxford University Press 1977 The book presents a new approach to architecture building and planning in which people through the use of a language consisting of 253 patterns can design and build their own homes neighborhoods or towns A small selection of the patterns included in the book is available on line at http www patternlanguage com apl aplsample aplsample htm Burnham R Housing Ourselves Creating Affordable Sustainable Shelter New York McGraw Hill Professional 1998 The book describes how to design and build incremental environmentally sensitive self built housing The book gives guidance on utilizing local cost effective sustainable materials building in harmony with the natural landscape and conserving precious natural resources Chiras D The Natural House A Complete Guide to Healthy Energy Efficient Environmental Homes London Chelsea Green Publishing 2000 The book looks into a variety of options for building environmentally responsive energy efficient and economical houses The book provides an overview of

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  • Competition Entries » CSBE
    report 146 KB PDF file Listed alphabetically the qualified entries are by Ayoub Abu Dayyeh Ramiz Ayoub and Adham Sabi el Eish serial number 0103 code number AHC 05 Al Andalus Engineering Office serial number 0107 code number AHC 02 Eyad M R Fayyumi serial number 0102 code number AHC 06 Ikrimah Gharaibeh Khalid Jadallah Mahmoud Nazzal and Rana Sihwail serial number 0201 code number AHC 10 Ziad Kattan first place serial number 0202 code number AHC 09 Kayyali Fasheh Consultants and Rihab al Ajam third place serial number 0106 code number AHC 03 Marwan Bisharat Co International Design Center serial number 0104 code number AHC 04 Wafa Nabulsi and Fidaa Tahboub serial number 0205 code number AHC 08 Royal Scientific Society serial number 0108 code number AHC 01 Florentine Visser Ronald Vadeboncoeur and Gert Jan Dirkx second place serial number 0101 code number AHC 07 In addition to the above mentioned submissions CSBE received a late submission in digital format from a team of postgraduate students of architecture at the University of Arizona at Tucson The jury did not judge this submission Below is an illustrated list of competition entries Icons representing the four drawing boards for each of the qualified entries as well as the late submission by the team of the University of Arizona are displayed in the list To view the large size of a drawing board please click on the relevant icon Also included in the illustrated list are links to PDF files of the reports submitted by the authors of the three winning designs Please note that the reports are presented in their original status CSBE has not carried out any editing or fact checking of these reports The use of the drawings and reports published in this appendix shall be subject to the

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    a Community Park Project Jabal al Qal a Neighborhood Improvement Participatory Project Rehabilitation Project for the Grounds of the Adasiyyah Girls School Courses Workshops CSBE photography competitions Diwan al Mimar E Publishing Program Exploring Public Space through Users Behavior also available in Arabic Favorite Book Lists on Architecture and the Built Environment Graywater Reuse Project Public Lectures The Omrania l CSBE Student Award Water Conserving Landscapes Remembering Ali Maher Other

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    Qal a Neighborhood Improvement Participatory Project Rehabilitation Project for the Grounds of the Adasiyyah Girls School Courses Workshops CSBE photography competitions Diwan al Mimar E Publishing Program Exploring Public Space through Users Behavior also available in Arabic Favorite Book Lists on Architecture and the Built Environment Graywater Reuse Project Public Lectures The Omrania l CSBE Student Award Water Conserving Landscapes Remembering Ali Maher Other Projects Activities Community Development through Interactive

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