It is an ever lasting dilemma figuring out the purpose of the self in life. We have all immersed ourselves into the obsolete structure of life. Once someone questions these habits, they break out of that circle and they are on a quest to find themselves. Everyone has a story. There are stories in inanimate objects, stories that vary in their emotional range, stories that bring out the best or worst of human beings that can at time psychologically change their life motion and route.

The aura of space can bring a positive change in a person’s perception and mood while using the space,
the following are the design intentions:
- To study the concept of sensory architecture to understand the relation of human and their environment
- To discover various facets of architecture viz-a-viz human psyche
- To show how natural elements can be a catalyst in the healing environment and upcoming experiences
The intention is also to create an exterior and interior landmark that reorganizes and enhance physical, visual and social experiences through recreational activities whilst using natural provoking elements of the Dead Sea as a catalyst for healing environment to retreat in order to give optimum equanimity and full, new and engaging experience.

Weaving together experience, memory, and architecture. It works in favor for the natural, social and sentimental significance of the theoretical approach. Alienation leads to the need for self-actualization. The project provides unique experiences that'll spur questions and answers for oneself. It creates a community, encourage breaking out of monotony, hospitalize users to escape the alienation of the city.


Plot area: 14,000 sqm

The site is proposed to replace the Panorama Dead Sea Complex where its an active tourist attraction till this day hosts many events upon reservation and accommodates tourists at any free time. From the highest peak of the Zara mountain range, a panorama complex overlooks the world's lowest point, the Dead Sea. The complex is unique with its stunning panoramic views, making it a place with an unparalleled competitive advantage.
Designed in the Islamic Oriental style of local Travertine stone which is the proposed design going to contrast in all measures taking advantage of the steep topography of 41% slope as the topography was a pillar in the site selection criteria.

The oriental architecture style of the Dead Sea is invaded by the Avant-garde take of this hospitality visitor center to follow up with the theme of "breaking from the norms" as the vanguard of the majority with the bold extrusions and architectural language of the structure.

The chosen name for this project "ALLIESTHESIA" is in relation to the human stimuli. It is the science of senses, the changed sensation and perception! Which is what the project is aiming to achieve for the user in order to release variations of neurochemicals that focuses upon nature and reality not as an absolutum existing only outside us, but as subject to human scrutiny, interaction, and creative participation in a phenomenological experience.

How can environment be a catalyst in the healing human environment? The project tackles multiple natural aspects whether its from nature or design implemented: Air, water ground, light and sound and galactic.

Designers are the conductor of the audience's emotions. With that, user is bound to go through different scenarios as explained in the exploded diagram:

From parking lot - viewing platform - indoor / outdoor theater - gallery - hammock resting room - hiking trail
Parking – main hub – multi purpose hall – underground experience
Watch tower – windcatchers – sleeping pods – underground experience
Trolley pathway all around the project

Designer: Sara Bayyari
Supervisor: Jawdat Goussous

ALLESTHESIA - Hospitality Visitor Center by Sara Bayyari in Jordan won the WA Award Cycle 42. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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