The project will serve the local community of Jerash governorate primarily and Jordan as a whole, through providing a farming community based on high-tech farming technologies located at king Talals’s dam where local residents can work in this village and visitors from Jordan and abroad can get to see these latest technologies and spend some time to relax, rejuvenate. visitors can get to sleep over night in a floating cabins/hideout forming a new experience of touristic accommodations in this mountains area.

Statement of the problem:
- Lack of projects that involve agricultural tourism in Jordan.
- Lack of recreational facilities.
- The low average income.
- Most visitors and residents have a negative impression about the king Talal dam.
- Poverty and unemployment of Borma residents.

Statement of the purpose:
Country: Improve financial and social states of Jerash families.
Place: Jerash is one of the most popular attractions in Jordan behind Petra. It is considered one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy and its history goes back more than 6,500 years. Ecological the Zarqa valley became an important passage, a side corridor that linked the Jordan rift Valley with the eastern desert.

Why the site:
- A journey to king Talal dam is a journey to another world. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. King Talal dam is one of Jordan main tourist attractions being the most stunning landscape in Jordan. The King Talal Dam is the largest dam in Jordan and a very important source of water and energy. The Dam is named after the King Talal for dedication to be a resemble of an iconic Symbolic of king Talal.
- The outstanding views and nature around.
- Taking the "The Royal Botanic Gardens" concept into a new exciting approach to be described as natural Operetta.
-Lack of awareness about the natural life and the wrong use of agricultural production. People usually go to unsuitable areas around for journeys to dangerous areas.

-Tourists from all over the world.
- Researches who are doing some sort of research about the farming technologies.
-The local community of Jerash governorate primarily and Jordan as a whole.
-People who works in the buildings like; administration, food production, food packaging, restaurants, markets, planting workshop.



Location: King Talal Dam, Jerash, Jordan.

-Entrance from Bougainvillea bridge.
-Exhibitions and Workshops.
-Research Center.
-Food production and Food packaging.
-Vertical farming.
-Farmers Compound.
-Floating Chalets.

Buildup area: 12000 square meter.

The idea: to accentuate the natural lines within the land and take advantage of the strengths that surround it (Hiking Route, Stunning Views, Mountains, Rare Plants, etc.) thus making the land arable through several procedures.
1: reversing the aerial / horizontal roots above ground progressively from being transparent to opaque.
2: igniting the sensations through the cells within the roots whose main objective is to absorb solar energy. 3: engaging visitors to communicate with nature through learning new agricultural techniques, practicing the whole process of farming to packaging produce, and learning from professionals as a way of sustaining this process. To compliment the idea visitors go through a progressively complex experience guided by interactive facilities from production to packaging and from planting to tasting. Accommodation facilities are provided for those who would like to live the experience from above in the Chandelier style hanging cabins forming the “Glare of the Dam.

Designed by: Hamzeh ALaqraa.
Supervisor: Dr.Khaled Tarazi.


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