On the eastern side of the Ajlun mountains, Amman is a hilly city through which a small river, Wadi ‘Amman, once ran. Settlements have existed on the plateau since at least 3000 BCE. The Islamic history of the city begins when the city was taken by the forces of the general Yazīd ibn Abī Sufyān in 635, but it declined in importance, and by 1300 had nearly disappeared.
The Ottoman resettled the site with Circassian refugees from Russia in 1878, but I wasn’t until becoming the capital of Jordan after World War II that the city really began to grow.
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.