Amman- 30 December 2018

Once again, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, the students of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (SABE) at the German Jordanian University (GJU) were able to prove their excellence by winning the Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA) Prize for the architectural graduation projects of 2018.

Both Tala Shelbayh (Al Hara Cemetery Project) and Hala Makkahleh (Museum of Life / redefining the Cemetery Project) won the first prize. Eng. Thaer Quba supervised both projects.

The celebration was held at the Al Hussein Cultural Center where Dr. George Arabid, the distinguished Lebanese member of the jury conducted a lecture on contemporary Arab architecture.

Eng. Thaer Quba said that the subjects of the projects contributed to its success, where they pose an urban problem in an attempt to solve it architecturally.

Summarizing the main ideas of the projects, he said, the Museum of Life project focused on the need to emphasis the memories and works of the deceased rather than on the body itself. While the Hara cemetery project focused on integrating the cemeteries within the urban fabric of the neighborhood and turn them into a positive space.