King Hussein Business Park awards the winner of the Business Hotel Design Competition Created by Noora on 10/10/2017 9:25:24 AM
King Hussein Business Park awards the winner of the Business Hotel Design Competition
Amman, October 2017: The Business Park Company – the master developer of King Hussein Business Park Development Area – has announced that Faris & Faris Architects has been awarded the Design Competition for the development of a business hotel in the King Hussein Business Park (KHBP). Eng. Soud H. Soror, CEO of King Hussein Business Park awarded the winning company Faris & Faris Architects, represented by its founders Eng. Faris Zarou and Eng. Faris Abdulrahman.
The Business Park Company has organized an architectural design competition, inviting leading Jordanian architects and engineering consulting firms to propose architectural designs and creative engineering solutions to rehabilitate one of the Business Park’s buildings and transform it into a four-star business hotel. This competition builds on the Business Park’s current success reaching 100% occupancy, and comes as part of the Business Park’s plans to enhance and enrich the quality services provided to its business community, through introducing new investment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector. Furthermore, D.G. Jones & Partners (ME) Ltd./JORDAN supported KHBP in organizing the design competition, being assigned to represent and act on behalf of the Business Park Company as the Owner Representative and Consultant for the formulation and preparation of the design compeition.
For a quick look at the proposed designs from the participant companies please (click here).
Eng. Soud H. Soror, KHBP CEO pointed out that organizing this design competition, which was hailed by participating architects and engineering consulting firms, stems from King Hussein Business Park’s management belief in the talent of the Jordanian architects and their capabilities to utilize their creativity to achieve distinguished architectural accomplishments that we can all be proud of, and to reiterate on the importance of giving the opportunity to our Jordanian companies to play a pivotal role in the shaping of key architectural projects in Jordan. Eng. Soror praised the efforts demonstrated by the participants and the creative architectural and engineering solutions put forward, noting that the level of contribution and professionalism presented confirms that the architecture and engineering work in Jordan has taken great steps in the path of creativity and excellence in Jordan and the region.
Eng. Soror stated that the management of the Business Park is pleased with the design submitted by Faris & Faris Architects and looks forward to working with them to take the design from concept level to project execution, and to attract investors and developers to invest in the development of the business hotel. He also added that the management of the Business Park is in the final stages of completing the Strategic Conceptual Master Plan for the King Hussein Business Park Development Area, which will span more than 1.4 million sqm and will include mixed-use development including commercial, health, hospitality, retail, entertainment and residential.
Architect Faris from Faris & Faris architects stated that: “Winning the competition for the rehabilitation of one of the business park’s existing buildings and transforming it into a hotel, left within us a profound sense of gratitude. It prides us to have been given the opportunity to participate in this prestigious architectural competition, which revitalized the competitive spirit among the invited architectural firms.
The main challenge of this project, is to transform the existing building into a hotel, by changing the current use and increasing its area, in order to accommodate the new program and area requirements. In addition to its strategic location, the project’s importance lies in satisfying and complementing the needs of the King Hussein Business Park by designing a hotel that will serve the Park’s users, guests, businessmen and investors specifically as well as contributing to the Jordanian hospitality and hotel sector in general.
International standards are adopted in the hotel’s design to conform with the specific functional requirements of hotel buildings, within a unique architectural mold. Innovative structural solutions have been implemented to take advantage of the existing structural elements in order to preserve the integrity of the existing building and seamlessly merge it into a new entity.
Finally, we can’t but express our joy for winning and for the existence of such competitions which are a catalyst for Jordanian creativity and innovation which contributes in enriching our built environment with projects of excellence.”
It is worth noting that King Hussein Business Park is a high-quality landmark complex that offers a mixed-use class-A office space that’s ready to host local, regional, international companies and start-ups, integrated with a convention center, disaster recovery center, commercial and retail outlets. Companies operating in KHBP enjoy working in a modern and safe workplace, supported by state-of-the-art data and communications network and infrastructure, and a competitive business environment and tax incentives as a development zone.