UJ was announced winner at the 2014 Omrania / CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design.
The Award is intended to honor distinguished architectural graduation projects conducted by students from universities throughout the Arab World.
90 projects were participating in the competition; 11 projects from Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia were declared winners of the award’s 7th cycle during a special ceremony.
The project, which involves two students, Noor Albzlamit and Rawan Alam, Department of Architecture, is on the restoration of the residential area located above Taliani Street in the heart of Amman.
It includes the restoration of the area’s buildings, streets, and stairways.
The supervisor of the project, Prof. Firas Sharaf said the area targeted by this project was suffering from neglect and poor services and infrastructure which led to depopulation of the area.
Omrania representative Abdulsalam Al-Haddad indicated that the award sponsors distinguished student projects without interfering in the students’ work.
"The goal of the award is to foresee the future directions of architecture via the work of architecture graduates in Arab universities," Al-Haddad said.
From his part, the representative of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), Mohammad al-Assad, spoke about the Award and its development over the past seven years.
Al-Assad pointed out that the Award went from operating at a local level to operating at the regional level, adding that the award’s total prize amounts to USD 15000.
Senan Abdelqader, member of the 2014/ seventh cycle jury, described the selection criteria.
The American University of Beirut; An-Najah National University, Palestine; King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; and Al al-Bayt and Petra universities in Jordan also won the Award.