BETHLEHEM HOUSING COMPLEX
Client: Association of Bethlehem University
Services Provided: Design
Total Built-up Area: 35,000sq.m
Construction Cost: US $ 22,000,000
Starting Date: 1997
Completion Date: 1997
A five-star hotel located within a historic setting in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, it includes an existing building, which will be restored and used for guests together with a five-storey building consisting of: a basement with back of the house services, and a health center serving hotel residents and the general public; a ground floor including several recreational and entertainment facilities, restaurants, a coffee shop and a mall containing several retail units; and three upper floors containing 240 guest rooms. The architectural image is derived from the long established local traditions with courtyards, stone cladding, pitched roofs and arched openings.