This project is located in the Amman downtown
area. It houses the City Hall of the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), and
includes the Mayor’s offices and the City Council's Chambers, as well as
meeting rooms and senior staff offices. The base / ground floor of the building
consists of four segments that surround a circular courtyard. One of the
segments functions as an entrance to the floors above; the other three house
public exhibition areas. Local limestone is used as the external sheathing
material, but is also used to sheath a number of interior surfaces.
Ali, and Mario Pisani. Jafar Tukan: Architecture. Melfi (Potenza):
Libria, pp. 84 - 89, 2001.
Ibrahim, Abdelbaki Mohamed (ed). 1999. Amman City Hall. In Alam al-Bina. Cairo: Center for Planning and Architectural Studies, 22-24/207.
This project was erected in the center of Amman, as part of recent urban redevelopment in the city. It consists of a three-floor building that has meeting halls for the officers and the public, behind which lies a long five-floor building that has the offices. The city hall was designed to be an imposing structure that expresses the historical values of the place while maintaining a clear contemporary impression. Architect Jafar Tukan. (Taken from English summary on page 8)