Born in Jerusalem in 1945, Rasem Badran received his school education in the nearby town of Ramallah and later in Germany where he graduated in Architecture in 1970. Following his graduation, he worked in Germany for two years and then returned to Jordan in 1973 where he has since been practising. In 1995, Badran was a recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Great Mosque of Riyadh and the Redevelopment of the Old City Centre. (Source: AKTC)
Firm with Laith Shubeilat, formerly named Shubeilat Badran Associates, renamed Dar al-Omran.
Middle Ground / Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts, part 3 of 5 (high resolution)
This video is part three of five that document the symposium, "Middle Ground / Middle East: Religious Sites in Urban Contexts," held at the Yale School of Architecture over January 21 and 22, 2011. Its running time is 03:18:07. A low-resolution version of the same video file is also available.
Part three, the morning session of January 22, 2011, features:
Revisioning, Redevelopment, Reconstruction
Introduction, Vasileios Marinis, Yale University
Parsifal and the Staging of Contemporary Christianity, Peter Eisenman, Yale University
No Faith in Architecture: The Case of Beirut, Hashim Sarkis, Harvard University
Response, Makram el-Kadi, Yale University
The Great Mosque of Riyadh and the Redevelopment of the Old City Center, Rasem Badran, Architect
From Building to Outpost: Religious Sites of Israeli Architecture, Rafi Segal, Architect