This project is part of a wider masterplan to make Amman more pedestrian friendly and provide more public spaces. Rainbow Street was an active mixed-use neighbourhood in the 1980s and the project has fostered its already nascent revival with a minimal intervention to enhance its existing qualities. A 1.5-kilometre pedestrian promenade now runs along the street, punctuated by eight urban nodes, ranging from public gardens to a panoramic lookout on the roof of an old house. Signage, traffic solutions and street furniture have also been addressed. The result has done much to encourage social inclusiveness in the area and create a vibrant public life.
Rainbow Street Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.