Projects and Activities
· July 2011, M. Sc. Programme in Spatial Planning: Assessment and Future
Professors from TU
Dortmund, GJU, and other Jordanian Universities, professional, and students,
were gathered in a workshop to assess the M. Sc. Programme in Spatial Planning
offered by the University.
· July 2011, The School signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ro'ya TV
· July 2011, the International Youth Forum, Seliger 2011 / Category Civil
and Social Development:
student Razan Al-Hmoud represented German Jordanian University in this
international Forum that aimed at setting up a global network to promote mutual
understanding, cooperation and education among the young people and to foster
conditions for them to work together on designing joint international projects
and initiatives. The Forum consisted of 4 educational modules:
- Mass Media and Publice Relations.
- Business and Enterprise.
- Civil and Social development.
- World Politics
The Effect of "Othman Bedier" House for Architecture and
Design on the nearby sectors of Jabal Amman and Amman Downtown: A Joint
Workshop Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM), University of
the Arts London, on City Identity, Strategic and Creative Urban Design Interventions
24.5.2011 – 29.5.2011, Amman
One Professor, one Teaching Assistant, and 11 students
from CSM worked together with five Professors, three teaching Assistants, and
12 students from GJU, to investigate the effect of the refurbishment of
"Othman Bedier" House for Architecture and Design on the local
community of Jabal Amman and Amman Downtown.
Coordinators: Dr. Yasser Rajjal, Leen Fakhoury, Prof.
Patricia Austin, and Sarah Featherstone.
· Mosque Design
on Abdulnaser Square: A Joint Project, with Koblenz FH, on Local Architectural
Studies in Jordan. 1.4.2011 - 11.4.2011, Amman.
One Professor and 5 students from Koblenz FH worked together with three Professors, 2 Teaching Assistants, and 8 students from GJU, to understand the local architecture in Jordan, and to design a small mosque in Amman.
Yasser Rajjal, Dr. Omaimah Arja, Mohammad Baroudi, and Prof. Dagmar Eisermann.
in Jordan and Germany: Similarities and Differences
10.3.2011, Goethe Institute, Jordan
in cooperation with the German Embassy in Amman.
A city you deserve to live in, attractive and
beautiful. This is the model that four M. Sc. students in Spatial Planning were
trying to achieve. The students spent four months in Germany studying at TU
Dortmund under the supervision of Prof. Christoph Zoepel.
and City Planning Workshop: A joint workshop in Spatial Planning. 28.2.2011,
One Professor from TU Dortmund, a number of Professors and professionals in Jordan, and 4 research candidates from GJU, discussed the Comprehensive Plan of Metropolitan Amman in comparison to the German experiences in metropolitan growth planning.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christoph Zoepel.
· Post-Crisis Management: A joint workshop on Spatial Planning.
One Professor from TU Dortmund, a number of Professors
and professionals in Jordan, and 4 research candidates from GJU, discussed the
post-crisis management experiences in Germany in comparison to the situation in
the Middle East.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christoph Zoepel.
· Logo Workshop in Amman: The official logo for the 50th anniversary of
the Goethe-Institut Jordanien, February 2011.
· Atelier Amman: A joint Project, with mainz FH, in Exhibition Design
– 27.10.2010, Amman
One Professor and 12 students from Mainz FH worked
together with 13 students and three Professors from GJU, to provide an adaptive
re-use design scheme for a heritage building in Jabal Amman as an atelier for
GJU architecture and design students as a first step to providing a permanent
urban campus for the School of Architecture and Built Environment.
Coordinators: Dr. Yasser Rajjal, Hana Alayan, Sandra
Fadayel, and Prof. Andreas Kaiser.
· French Urbanism in Damascus: A Joint Workshop with the Syrian Association of Engineers. 1.12.2010 - 4.12.2010, Damascus.
One Professor, two teaching Assistants, and 15 students from SABE joined a workshop on the French Urbanism in Damascus held at the Syrian Association of Engineers. The Workshop included a number of lectures and field studies in the city.
Coordinators: Dr. Yasser Rajjal and Mohammad Baroudi.
SABE strongly believes in the importance of
excursions as a learning tool. The School organized a number of excursions that
included assignments related to the developments of architecture, interior
design, and design and media in the world; with studies of selected projects
covering the visual, functional, structural, and technological
aspects. The excursion covered the following destinations:
Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague, February 2011.
Damascus: December, 2010.
Exhibitions, Screening, and Shows:
Students Screening at Othman Bedair House for Architecture and Design.
Electrification of the Amman Hangar . . . 70 Years Later. An exhibition of the
graduation projects for designing the Philadelphia Hotel: attempts for climbing
up the mountain, under the supervision of Dr. Rami Daher.
Stamps, and Steps: an urban art manifestation on the politics of place,
offering another reading of the City (Amman) that transcends temporal
boundaries and oscillates between previous and contemporary spatial and
cultural transformations. The project
was designed by the Class of Urban Design and Regeneration in the First
semester 2010/2011, under the supervision of Dr. Rami Daher.
Boom Class of 2011: the event includes Film Screening, Fashion Show, Stand-up
Comedy Show, etc.
Students Screening at the Royal Cultural Centre.
· 14.5.2011: Glimpse of an Eye Exhibition at the Jordanian Plastic Artists Association.
Short Film Screening: Identity, Society, and Me at the Artists Café'.
Exhibition of the students' works in Fashion Accessories Design, Four Seasons
Hotel, under the Patronage of HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah.
Exhibit it: Displays of students' designs.
Lectures and Public Talks:
Public talks by:
Dr. Samer Bagaeen: Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Rami Daher: Neoliberal Effects.
Sarah Abdul Hamid: Alternative Approaches.
Public Hearing in Ajloun, Jordan: M. Sc. students in Spatial Planning.
Memories Workshop, Public talks by:
- Architect Leen Fakhouri: Interpretation and Presentation; Hidjaz
Railway of Ma'an and the Place of the Founder of the Kingdom.
- Architect Janset Shawash: "Popular notions of heritage and
identity in Amman: understanding the socio-spatial dynamics of Ammanis through
their relationship with the past".
- Kyoichi Oda, from “World Association of Tourist Trams and Trains” /
Asia Pacific Association: Hidjaz Railway: the Precious Gem in World Railway
lecture by Architect Esam Azzam: Design without Compromise.
· 21.4.2011: A
lecture by Prof. Anne Beer: Sustainable Strategies for Historic Buildings,
Conservation and Refurbishment of Landmarked Architecture in Regensburg, Jordan
lecture by Nada Al-Atrash: The Palestinian Experiment in Cultural Heritage
public talk on the Geographies and politics of Space:
* A lecture by
Greta Byrum: Who Owns the Information?
* A lecture by
Sandra Hiari: Who Access Public Spaces?
· A lecture by
architect Marc Murad, from: Collaboration, Management and Control Solutions
(CMCS): ‘Project Management from an Architectural Point of View'.
· Within the
"Training the Trainers Programme", Musa Abu Khalaf, the Industrial
Professor in Deisgn and Visual Communication, joined the Department of
Industrial Design atHochschschule
Magdeburg-Stendal to teach and lecture in the Second Semester 2010/2011.
For more student projects please visit GJU page on Ikbis