Petra Visitors’ Centre, Jordan Architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Site Building, Image, Architect, Design

Petra Architecture: Visitor Centre Building

UNESCO World Heritage Site Development: Contemporary Architecture – design by Edward Cullinan Architects

18 Sep 2007

Petra Visitors Centre

New Gateway to Petra, Jordan, World Heritage site

Date of design: 2003

Due to commence on site 2007

Design: Edward Cullinan Architects

Petra Visitor Centre Building Jordan

Edward Cullinan Architects led a joint venture with Jordanian multi-disciplinary firm Bitar Consultants and London based interpretation designers Land Design Studio to redevelop the visitor facilities to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, with funding from the World Bank.

Petra Visitor Centre Building Jordan

Petra is a magical place for the other-worldliness of its topography and geology alone. The power of this landscape must have inspired the Nabateans to make it their sacred home, carving the rock over many centuries to create their city. This is in direct contrast to the 20th century additions that have arisen piecemeal around the site, to meet the demands of tourism.

Petra Visitor Centre Building Jordan

Petra Visitors’ Centre images / information from Edward Cullinan Architects

Edward Cullinan Architects

Location: Petra, Jordan, Middle East, Western Asia

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