Urban and Landscape

Restructuring of Ras El-Ein

Client: Greater Amman Municipality

Location: Amman

Area: 20,000 m2 

Year: 1997/2009

A major site in the heart of the city of Amman was revealed as a result of covering an abandoned stretch of the downtown water stream (Al-Seil) with a box culvert. The site measure 1,400m long by 120m wide running along one of the main thoroughfares of Amman.

The site included multiple public plazas and parks in addition to four main buildings:

  • Al-Hussein Cultural Centre
  • Amman City Hall
  • Amman Municipality Building
  • The National Museum
Al Hussein Public Park

Client: Greater Amman Municipality

Location: Amman

Area: 700,000 m2 

Year: 2001

Masterplan and landscape of the biggest park in Amman with special emphasis on the 7 hectare theme gardens including hard and soft landscaping, driveways, walkways, water features, seating, lighting and irrigation.

The project was a joint venture with Tiba Consultants and Farouk Tadros.

Development of Fishermen’s Harbor

Client: Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority

Location: Aqaba 

Year: 2001

Part of Al Hafayer urban development in Aqaba. The intervention was a combination of architectural and landscape design for the existing fishermen’s harbor, new restaurants, shops, urban plaza and other facilities. Pedestrian walkways were added around the harbor, with emphasis on detailing the terraced plaza and outdoor shaded terraces overlooking the harbor.

Safwan Visitor Centre

Location: Safwan, Iraq

Area: 4,700 m2 

Year: 2014

The brief was to design a visitor hub for pilgrims, which includes residential units, restaurant, health centre, mosque and administration. The design revolves around a longitudinal pedestrian spine connecting all facilities. The spine opens up at the centre to form an entrance gateway and a main central court. Private courtyards with play areas for kids are enclosed around the residential units.

The Village

Location: Jerusalem, Palestine

Area: 6,725 m2 

Year: 2017

The proposed masterplan design aims at taking its visitor on a journey. It is designed to trigger memories for those who have visited historical Palestinian and Meditteranean villages, and offer insight for those yet to explore – all while enjoying the view towards Jerusalem’s skyline.

Stepping foot into the Bawabeh, the visitor will first encounter the traditional Khan, and slowly move into the lively Souk, the intimate Qaryeh, and finally unwind in the Hammam, which forms the end of the journey.