Architecture and Engineering Design,
Project Management & Construction Supervision
Owner: USAID (ROLPAS Program)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Contract Value ($M): 2,100,000
A government building prominently located on Queen Rania St. in Amman, Jordan was re-designed by 3G for the USAID Rule of Law and Public Accountability Strengthening (ROLPAS) program. The modernization required an innovative design with a strict budget. The Institute of Public Administration was constructed in the mid-19th Century. Since its construction, the building has undergone many modifications for which there were no updated drawings.
The existing building consists of three upper floors and two basements. The upper floors contain reception, waiting hall, meeting rooms and training rooms while the two lower floors include a conference room, public library, storage rooms, and a large theater, with seating for 200+ people. The 3G team measured every millimeter of this structure to create as-built drawings which were used to develop the final concepts for the renovation.
The proposed concept design fits into the existing building with respect to workability in an attempt to rehabilitate the ancient building to a modern architectural form, suitable for the IPA’s future vision and operation. The new image reflects the simplicity and transparent functionality with the use of white and gray aluminum cladding and tinted, double-pane windows. A model for sustainability, the use of energy-efficient electronics, lighting, control systems, and the addition of photoAuthority, order and balance of the governmental institution are reinforced by the structural improvements and symmetry on the entry facade.