Topic: Jordan

Preliminary design completed for new capital city in Jordan

Jordan has completed a preliminary comprehensive design to build a new capital city in the kingdom, the government announced on Sunday, reported Construction Week Online. Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki said that the “new Amman city” will not be attached or connected to … More

An exclusive look at architect Rasem Badran’s personal sketches

Influential Palestinian-Jordanian architect Rasem Badran, who has long worked to create cultural institutions and private developments across Saudi Arabia and the greater Middle East, has shared personal sketches with Middle East Architect. The winner of multiple architecture awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, … More

Video: Amman Design Week launches its second edition

Under the slogan “Design Moves Life Moves Design”, the second edition of Amman Design Week is set to offer an immersive experience in Jordanian and regional design. CID speaks to Abeer Seikaly and Rana Beiruti, directors of the Amman Design Week, to get … More

Naqsh Collective uses elements of traditional Palestinian embroidery as part of its exhibition in Amman

Amman-based design collective Naqsh has launched an exhibition in Jordan’s capital entitled, ‘The Thirst for Solidarity’, rooted in the cultural heritage of Palestine. The founders of the Naqsh collective, sister duo Nisreen and Nermeen Abu Dail have curated a mixture of design works … More

Modular school to be built for 3000 children at Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

A school that is set to house 3,000 children is planned to be built at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, implementing a modular and re-deployable construction system. The system will allow refugees to assemble the building with no previous experience. The project … More

Design for Campbell Gray Living Amman development features pixelated glass and marble facade

The architectural design and interiors have been revealed for the new mixed-use Campbell Grey Living development in Amman, Jordan featuring residences, offices, retails and a luxury hotel. Campbell Grey Living Amman will be located in the heart of the city’s downtown area, Abdali, … More

IKEA sets up Syrian refugee production centres

Furniture giant IKEA is to employ refugees at production centres in Jordan this summer as part of a long-term plan to create employment for 200,000 disadvantaged people around the world through social entrepreneurship programmes. The initiative, which should be operational by August, will … More

Classic Hollywood stars’ favourite yacht designer Carlo Riva dies

Boat-maker for the 1960s jet set Carlo Riva, designer of Riva Yachts has died aged 95. French film icon Brigitte Bardot had one. So did Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor. King Hussein of Jordan, James Bond actor Sean Connery and Italian screen siren Sophia … More

Sahar Madanat wins Audi Innovation Award for ‘One Handed Tableware Set’

Jordanian designer Sahar Madanat is the first place winner for the inaugural Audi Innovation Award for her dining set design that allows one-handed users to support cutting their food. The results were announced today at the 2017 Design Days Dubai. Second and third … More

UAE and Middle East projects shortlisted for WAF awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an interactive global architectural awards programme, and this year’s award shortlist includes many Middle East entries. A total of 284 projects were announced in the shortlist of the competition. It received 704 entries from 59 countries. The awards are divided … More

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