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.
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.