Modern Arab School
Client: Modern Arab Company for Private Education
Location: Amman - Jordan
Services Provided: Design & Supervision
Total Built-up Area: 5,100 m2 (Stage 1) - 8,500 m2 (Stage 2)
Construction Cost: US $ 6,000,000
Starting Date: 1993 Design - 1994 Supervision
Completion Date: 1994 Design - 1997 Supervision
Affiliations: Jafar Toukan Associates
1993 - The design emerged from the school’s historical importance as an educational and academic institution serving the development of the local community; this was adapted through the use of principles from traditional architecture consistent with the role of distributing facilities of the school, with use of internal courtyards and gates.
The School building process was divided into two stages; the first comprised of the kindergarten building, such as playgrounds and their complementary services in addition to a two-story building for the elementary school with its courtyards and parking spaces. The second stage consisted of preparatory and secondary school buildings including the halls, classrooms, and administration offices along with adjacent amenities, including a sports centre, a swimming pool, a theatre hall, as well as onsite parking.