The project has two main components bridging two sites; a retail strip on one lot and a hotel on the other lot both bridged by a roof sky entertainment spine. The retail wing is designed as a simple linear and vertical double loaded strip of retail shops on several levels.
The upper levels scoop shoppers off the street through several street entries with an animated escalator. The sky entertainment spine also meets the upper street level with large open facades framing the colorful social environment within while overlooking the street life; hovering at the other end over the hotel sky pool and the city view beyond.
The hotel is designed to attract young urban business executives and stylistic individuals who appreciate a designed boutique experience. The lobby building literally hovers over a reflective pool within a void below a lifted mass, horizontally framing a dramatic panoramic view of the city. The plans are simple and rational, developed with minimal lines and a spirit of minimalism. A vast modern art garden is designed as center focal stage to all three masses riding the overall site adding to the visual theme of the stylistic project.
Location: Amman, Jordan
Client: Mr. Ala' Halweh
Land Area: 25,200 sq.m
Built-up Area: 50,000 sq.m
Project year: 2008