Cultural Street
Amman, Jordan
Cultural Street is a pedestrian boulevard, 360 m long and 15 m wide, that was commissioned to mark Amman's selection as the Arab Capital of Culture 2002. The emphatically linear pattern of its paving is achieved through the use of contrasting strips of local stone: black basalt, red granite, Dab'a greenstone and Ajloun stone. Strolling from the highest point, the pedestrian passes through seven areas, each accentuating a specific element: the obelisk, a shady meeting place with large sunscreen, a leafy area with seating, a sunken amphitheatre, a kiosk area, and a round seating wall.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Amman, Jordan
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