National Children’s Museum of Jordan

Client : The Office of HM Queen Rania al Abdullah & Amman Greater Municipality (GAM)

Location : Amman- Jordan

Competition : An International Architectural Competition (First Prize)

Joint Venture : Tahhan & Bsuhnaq Architects

Year : 2001- 2002

The main objectives of the National Children’s Museum of Jordan are first to provide and to present the knowledge and information to children in a manner which will enable them to make optimum use of the environment and encourage them to enjoy the learning experience in the museum. The design scheme centers on bringing to the foreground of the project, through a multi layered system, the notion of myth and its role in reality in the popular children literature and discourse.

The main exhibition spaces are interrelated with this idea of the link between myth and reality in Arabic/Islamic discourses and popular biographies in an interactive way with the design.