German Jordanian University



Client : Government of Germany and Government of Jordan

Location: Madaba - Jordan

Services Provided: Master Plan, Infrastructure Design & Design of Phase One Buildings

Total Built-up Area: 65,000 m2

Site Area: 112,000 m2

Construction Cost: US $ 97,000,000

Starting Date: 2007

Completion Date: 2008



Project Description:


The concept was generated from combining two cultures in one urban context; giving the German Jordanian University a unique contemporary architectural design, thus adding a significant landmark to the city of Madaba.

This approach inspired a design based on Interactive Duality, between the Jordanian and German cultures within this academic and cultural urban institution, which consists of various buildings, courts, and halls reflecting its continuous evolution and growth.


Hence, the urban planning of the University came within the concepts of sustainable architecture and conserving the environment. Furthermore, the orientation of the colleges gave them privacy and their distinct identity.