Rum Village Expansion Project – Phase I

Client: Aqaba – Special Economic Zone Authority
Location: Wadi Rum – Jordan
Services Provided: Urban Planning – Building Design
Total built-up Area: 500,000 sq.m Planning / 4,000sq.m Building
Construction Cost: US $ 10,000,000
Starting Date: 2005
Completion Date : 2008


This project is spread over a site area of 500,000sq.m. The concept is based on the interaction with the primary site characteristics, of Wadi Rum.
The Project’s scope of work included, urban design of the site area, with particular reference to the need for a connection between the new village and the old one, in addition to the architectural design for various components including Mosque, School, Administrative Building, and Residential Units for habitants.
The architectural image reflects the heritage of the region while blending with the organic nature of the site.