6-14 October 2017

Designers

Amman Design Week (ADW) announces a competition to redesign a local park, organized in partnership with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM).

Under Amman Design Week’s initiative to address local urban issues through design, the park design competition invites architectural and landscape designers to submit proposals for the transformation of a public park into into a functional recreational space.

The public park that has been selected – the Samir Al Rifai Park – is located on Prince Mohammad Street, next to the Samir Al Rifai School. The public park is 4,900sq. meters in size – including the skatepark, which is 650sq. meters – located on the side of the hill going up to Jabal LuWeibdeh and is easily accessible from the east and west of Amman.

Continuing on the recent development of the 7Hills Skatepark led by Mohammed Zakaria at the Samir Al Rifai Park, ADW is partnering with Zakaria and GAM to run a competition to propose ideas to continue the work on remaining areas of the park.

Designers residing in Jordan are encouraged to submit their research and ideas on how the park can be extended to include further facilities and play areas that promote a growing sense of community and an active lifestyle. The main challenge of the competition is to transform a public space into an engaging social area taking into consideration the needs of the surrounding community.

A jury of architects and city representatives, including Lara Zureikat, Mohammed Zakaria, Eng. Nemeh Katanani, Eng. Seham Ahmad Ali Al Hdidi, Eng. Leen Fakhoury and Dr. Farouk Yagmour, will select one winner who will be awarded an honorarium. The winning design will be presented during Amman Design Week's 2017 Program. 

Click here to apply to the competition.

Click here to download the application package.

In case of technical difficulties, please email info@ammandesignweek.com.


Amman Design Week 2017 Theme

Can design move us? Can design move our communities, our economy and our culture towards productivity, innovation and a better quality of life? Can it make our homes, our schools, and our streets more comfortable, sustainable and beautiful? Can it move us to tears or laughter by telling good stories? Can it move us to action to create positive change?

Amman Design Week 2017 is seeking to exhibit conceptual, experimental and realized design works and projects by designers of all ages, across all disciplines (urban, architecture, interior, landscape, product, automotive, fashion, brand, communication, packaging, digital, animation) that demonstrate social, business, intellectual and aesthetic impact on our lives. We are aspiring to create a showcase of design that engages with and challenges our contemporary reality, learns from it, adapts with it, and changes it – design that moves life and that is moved by it.

Movement is the essence of change. The intertwined movement of life and design can be explored in multiple domains; the physical, intellectual, cultural, and social. Movement in the physical domain can address a spectrum of issues, from explorations into pure kinetics and interactivity to proposing solutions for urban mobility and access, the movement/travel/migration of populations, goods, and resources across borders. Movement in the intellectual and cultural domains expresses the flow of knowledge, stories and ideas across cultures and time. In the social domain movements bring together people around issues and demands.

We invite designers to move between extremes. The extremes of attitude: from the experimental to the practical. The extremes of impact: from the individual to the collective. The extremes of scale: from a letterform to the planet. We invite the design community in Jordan and beyond to create an exhibition with us, that moves the general public, decision makers, and designers to explore the value of design as a way to tackle challenges, create opportunities and contribute to a richer life.

Deadline for applications for 2017 is now closed.

Amman Design Week is launching our first student exhibition this year! We are extending an open call to design students from schools and universities across the country to submit portfolios for inclusion in a multidisciplinary exhibition and mentorship program.

Deadline for applications for 2017 is now closed.