Designed by Miró Rivera Architects, Yarauvi Floating Necropolis in The Dead Sea, is a place where any person—regardless of nationality, race, religion, age or affluence—can be laid to rest.
On a 7,000 sqm site of rolling hills and serene landscapes to the west of Amman, sits the Maani Residence. As one of the capital’s highest peaks at around 1000m above sea level, the site affords breezy and moderate weather year round and overlooks views of Jordan’s picturesque terrain and the hills of Jerusalem.
Foster + Partners architects have produced a majestic, elegant building for Jordan. The have taken the repetitive pattern and top-lit concept of their earlier Stansted Airport building and improved it with a wonderful treatment of concrete. The building is a heavyweight, concrete flowing but controlled – articulated by well-placed joints. It seems like a return to the serious concrete structures of the past.