Location: Ramallha – Palestine
Client: Amara Architects
Plot Size: 12,000 sq.m
Built-Up Area: 19,000 sq.m
Construction Cost: 9,000,000 JOD
Starting Date: August 2015
Completion Date: October 2015
Services Provided: Design Review


A tent-like structure shimmering on the hillside of Ramallah. The Ramallah National Exhibition Centre stands apart from the confetti of bright white apartment blocks that sprawl across the surrounding slopes.

The topography of the site imposed a great challenge on the design of the exhibition; DAR AL OMRAN provided Design Review services to assist Amara Architects in developing a design that promotes uninterrupted halls with large spans for maximum exhibition flexibility, as well as efficiency in the overall structure of the building.

From this, the tent-like tensile structure evolved, reducing the overall build-up area of the exhibition by 4000 sq.m and creating a triple volume exhibition height that stands freely without the use of any additional structural elements