Abdali Central Market Place
Amman, Jordan

The Abdali Central Market Place constitutes another addition to the Amman Business Central District. Acting as a natural continuation of the Boulevard pedestrian promenade, it links the western high-rise sector of the new downtown with the Civic Pole piazza of the eastern sector. This mixed-use development combines a low-rise retail and entertainment complex and a high-rise residential tower with health club amenities among others. It is an open commercial space, avoiding a confined architectural approach and fully integrated in the overall urban fabric of the new downtown. It is also a pedestrian-friendly development that further enriches the urban composition of the Amman Business Central District with its gates, piazzas and streets, rendering it a true oasis in the city.

The Abdali Central Market Place champions sustainability as well, and is one of few architectural projects in the Middle East adopting a sustainable fresh air pre-treatment system. The design takes advantage of Amman's harsh climatic and geological conditions to provide natural air circulation through underground heat exchangers.

  Location: Amman New Downtown Amman, Jordan
Client: Abdali Mall Company
Address: P.O. Box 5290, Amman 11183, Jordan

  Total land surface area: 32,874 m2
Total built-up area: 233,383 m2 (above ground: 133,383 m2, underground: 100,000 m2)
Total project cost: USD 350 million
Completion date: 2012

  Services provided: Preparation for pre-concept phase, pre-concept phase, conceptual design, preliminary design, preliminary permit, final design, building permit, tender documents, bidding, negotiation and contract award (all trades)