This project is intended to showcase Jordan’s rich
history and culture from the prehistoric era to the modern period and the
establishment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is composed of two main
masses: the museum on one side, and the shop and cafeteria on the other. The
two masses, which are connected by a bridge at the first floor level, define an
outdoor plaza that may be used for outdoor exhibits.
The buildings feature rough stone walls that are inclined at a soft angle and
simple masses. The main inspiration for the elevations comes from the earth
stratum that is so visible in many parts of hilly Amman as the mountain sides
are carved and exposed where new roads and structures are built. The interior
spaces are kept flexible and simple to highlight the exhibited materials.