Mr. Tawfiq Abu Hantash


 

Title:  Associate Professor – Architectural Design, History and Theory of Architecture
School: School of Engineering
Department: Architecture Department
Office:  Bldg. B-135
Phone: Ext. 1198
Email: tawfiq.abuhantash@aurak.ac.ae

Cofounder and principal designer at GDAR (Group for Design and Architectural Research) which was established in Amman on 1991 and has offices in Palestine, UAE and Morocco.

Tawfiq holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from MIT 1989 and a BS from the University of Jordan1983.

Through his long and diverse experience in architectural design and teaching, Tawfiq and the team of GDAR have developed a design approach that mediates between modernism and cultural commitment to place and context. This “experimental” approach has been explored through working on complex projects ranging from single buildings to large scale urban design and housing schemes in different places such as Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, UAE and locally in Jordan. This approach has led to winning the Islamic Architecture Award of Cityscape Dubai in 2006 for the design of Princess Salma Housing Estate. Other projects and competitions have been recognized and mentioned in many publications.

Individually and through GDAR, Tawfiq has participated in numerous architectural competitions and won prizes in most occasions. He is a regular visiting critic of graduation projects in local and regional universities. He holds the rank of a CONSULTANT Architect which is the highest professional rank worldwide. He is also an active member of several professional and academic committees and societies including:

  • Associate member of the American Institute of Architects AIA, San Francisco chapter, 1999
  • Member of Jordanian Engineering Association, 1983
  • Member of Jordanian Architects Society (Elected board Member for the period 1994 -1996)
  • Member of the Kuwait Society of Engineers, 1990
  • Member of Boston Architects society BAS, 1989.

Beside his teaching appointment as an Associate Professor of Architecture at AURAK, Tawfiq maintains the position of the Advisor to the President for Campus Development. This position involves offering technical expertise with respect to the planning, architectural and engineering design for the master plan of the university as well as following up with consultants and contractors who are handling the execution of the master plan and the different buildings of the university.

Currently, Tawfiq is managing the team of faculty and students at the American University of Ras AL-Khaimah (AURAK) who will build a Zero Energy House for the prestigious international competition of the Solar Decathlon Middle East SDME 2018 which will be held in Dubai on November 2018. AURAK’s team was selected amongst other 22 universities from all over the world to design and build this Zero Energy House which should introduce innovative designs and solutions for both passive and active design aspects of this house.

Last December 2016, Tawfiq presented a paper titled: Learning Sustainability: Traditional Architecture Revisited in the 5th international conference ZEMCH 2016 (Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes) which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 19 – 23 December 2016. The paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

Portfolio

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture, MIT, 1989
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, University of Jordan, 1983
ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN

Ibn Rushd National Academy– Amman, Jordan
( Design undergoing )
Master plan, landscape and design and final drawings with tender documents for the school facilities which is to be designed as “Green Building”.
Total built-up area 14.300 sq.m. Land Area: 18.000 sq.m.

Al-Taj Boys School (UNRWA)– Amman, Jordan
( Design & Tendering 2013-2014 )
Design  and  final  drawings  with  tender  documents  for  the  school facilities which is designed as “Green Building”.
Total built-up area 4.300 sq.m. Land Area: 3.024 sq.m.

Sustainabile  Buildings  real  estate  luxurious  Flats  –  Amman, Jordan
( Design,Tendering & Supervision 2013-2014 )
Design  and  final  drawings  with  tender  documents  for  luxurious apartments with special “Green Building”considerations.
Total built-up area 2.577 sq.m. Land Area: 1.308 sq.m.

Hanina Terraced housing – Madaba, Jordan
( Design, Tendering & Supervision 2010-2013 )
– Master plan for the complex ( 123 semi-attached units on
– Design and final drawings with tender documents for phase1( 30 semi-attached units) . Construction Finished 2013.
Total built-up area 52.000 sq.m. Land Area: 46.700 sq.m.

Al-Far Steel Factory- alMouager, Jordan
( Design & Tendering 2011- 2014 )
– Master Plan, infrastructure and Landscape, for the complex.
– Design, tendering and supervision of the Tubes factory (40.000 sq.m) construction finished 2012
– Design, tendering and supervision of the Galvanisation factory (10.000 sq.m) construction finished 2013
– Design undergoing of the Cold Rolling factory (100.000 sq.m).
Total built-up area 150.000 sq.m. Land Area: 250.000 sq.m.

Samarah Dead Sea Resort – Dead Sea, Jordan
( landscape Design & Tendering 2009-2010 )
Landscape Design and final drawings with tender documents for the main  pooland  its  surrounding  area  including   café  and  related facilities.
Total landscaped  are: 5.500 sq.m. Built-up area: 700 sq.m.

TIBA Traditional Islamic Book Art – Amman, Jordan
( Design & Tendering 2009-2010 )
Design and final drawings with tender documents for the institute including studios, workshops and related administrative facilities.
Total built-up area 6.000 sq.m. Land Area: 5.000 sq.m.

Institute of Traditional Islamic Arts & Architecture  – The World Islamic Siences & Education University (WISE) – Amman, Jordan
( Design & Tendering 2009-2010 )
Design  and  final  drawings  with  tender  documents  for  the  school including teaching studios and workshop and related facilities.
Total built-up area 7.000 sq.m. Land Area: 5.000 sq.m.

Argane Golf Resort, Marrakech – Morocco
( Design proposals 2006-2008 )
Master   Plan,   Landscape,   and   Design   for   5   Stars   Hotel,   900
Residential Villas, 600 Apartments, Commercial Centers, Spa, Golf and Tennis Clubs, and related facilities.
Total built-up area 430.000 sq.m. Land Area: 250 HAC.

Hivernage Golf Resort, Marrakech – Morocco
( Design proposals 2006-2008 )
Master  Plan,  Landscape,  and  Design  for  5  Stars  Hotel,  Boutique Hotel, 519 Residential Villa, 2500 Apartments, Commercial Centers, Office Buildings, Gym, Spa, Sport Clubs and related facilities.
Total built-up area 567.000 sq.m. Land Area: 189 HAC.

Residence de la Vallee Resort, Marrakech – Morocco
( Design proposals 2006-2008 )
Master Plan, Landscape, and Design for 5 stars hotel, 300 Residential Villa, 300 Apartments, Commercial Centers, Gym, Spa ,Sport Clubs and related facilities.
Total built-up area 138.000 sq.m. Land Area: 70 HAC.

Three Sub – Urban Mansions, Marrakech – Morocco
Master Plan. Design and Landscape Design for the 3 Villas.
Total built-up area 6.100 sq.m. Land Area: 45,000 sq.m  construction cost 5.5 m$

Terraced Housing Estate (Princess Salma Neighborhood), Zarqa New Garden City, Zarqa – Jordan Winner of Cityscape Architectural Awards.
Master plan for the 3 phase residential row housing (86,670 m2) Phase 1 (21,000 sq.m. of 170 dwellings) is in the final design stage. The project is part of the newly planned military camps area and sponsored by MAWARED. Construction Completion Dec 2006.

Amman Municipality Building , Downtown Amman.
Design  and  construction  drawings  and  tender  documents  for  the administrative building.
( Jointly with ” Bilal Hammad Consultants” )
Total area (24,000 sq.m. ) ( Finished 1998 ) construction cost 7.7 M. $

Urban Resturucturing for Downtown Amman, Masterplan for Amman Plaza Ras Al-Ain site . ( Jointly with ” Bilal Hammad Consultants )
Total area (150 acre ) (stage1 implementationfinal design documents 1996 )
construction cost 20 M $

Al-Noorein Mosque, Ras Al-Ain site, Amman.
( Jointly with ” Bilal Hammad Consultants )
Total area (1300 sq.m. ) ( under construction ) construction cost 400,000 $

Al-Mazar Mosque, Martyers Monuments and Urban Reconstruction / Al-Mazar, Karak.
Jointly with SBA and TIBA consultants.)
Total built-up area 9000 sq.m. (stage 1 under construction) construction cost 4.0 M $

Madaba Mosque and Commercial Complex / Madaba
Design,  tendering  and  supervision  of  Mosque,  library  and  shops complex.
Total area 3,000 sq. m (constrction finished 2011).

Hawler Hospital and Regional Cancer Center, Arbil, Iraq
Master facility plan and complete A / E design for for a 200 bed Hospital and regional Cancer Center. The expected built up area is approx 30,000 m2. Other site facilities include a Medical Office Building for OPD, a power house, staff housing and doctors’ villas. Work in progress. Design works completed on March 2006.

Extension to Rafedia Hospital – Nablus
Construction Administration and supervision for the new extension of Rafedia Hospital
( Start : 15/1/2000 , Planned completion date: 15/4/2001 )
Area : 2400 sq.m. Contract Value: 1,250,000 US $

Extension to Jenin Governmental Hospital – Jenin
Design and preparation of working drawings and tender documents for the new extension of Jenin Hospital including revision of the previously prepared documents.First Stage Area : 42000 sq.m.    Contract Value: 4,250,000 US

New Health Centers in Jenin and Tulkarm Districts,
( Design & Supervision 1998 – 2000 )
Design, preparation of construction documents for 4 health centers in Tubas, Qabatieh,  Ya’bad  and  Baqa  al-Sharqieh.  (  Jenin  and  Tulkarm  Districts  – Palestine )
Area for each center = 450 sq.m. Budget for each center = 250,000 $

RAK Municipality Administration Building, RAK – U.A.E
Design for the Municipality and Governmental Headquarters of RAK.
6 storey building, and 1 basement.
Total built-up area 45.000 sq.m. Land Area: 138.000 sq.m..

Arab American University – Jenin. Master Plan and Buildings Design
Total project land : 270,000 sq.m.
Total built up area : 85,000 sq.m.
( Stage I: Completed Sep 1999 ):
– Faculty of applied sciences. ( 8000 sq. m. )
– Extended education center. ( 1800 sq. m. )
– Languages centers. ( 900 sq. m. )
– Girl-Students Dormitory. ( 2500 sq. m. )
– External services and on-campus streets. Total project land : 270,000 sq.m.
Total built – up area for stage I : 13,200 sq.m.
Total estimated coast – Buildings (3.8 M $ ), External works ( 0.5 M $ ) Design  : GDAR / Amman
C.M. & supervision : GDAR / Nablus.

Model School of the Arab American University – Jenin.
Stage I : Kindergarten & preliminary school, finished 1997).
Total land Area        : 8000 sq.m
Total built-up Area  : 3000 sq.m ( 4 floors ) Total coast    : 1.10 M $.
Design                      : GDAR / Amman. C.M. & supervision  : GDAR / Nablus.

Master Plan For British University at Ras Al-Khaimeh, 2003
Land Area 1500 Donums. Built up area approx. 250000 sq. m. (Pending)

Faculty of Engineering, University of Applied Sciences , Shafa Badran , Amman.
(Jointly with Iwan engineering consultants.)
Total area 21,000 sq.m. ( design & construction documents 1993-94) construction cost 7.5 M$

Al-Diyar Schools ,Amman.
1st Stage; kindergarten and elementary school
Total area 3,000 sq.m. (finished 1994) construction cost 1.0 M $
2nd Stage; preliminary and secondary schools for boys and girls and administration offices.
Total area 6,200 sq.m. (design & construction documents 1992) 2.2 M $
3rd stage; commercial and investment building.
Total area 8,200 sq.m.(design 1993) 3.0 M $

New Schools in Nablus and Tulkarm Districts,
( Design & Supervision 1999 – 2000 )
Design, preparation of construction documents for 4 schools in Tulkarm, Beit
Dajan, Aqraba and Beta.
Area for each School = 850 sq.m. aprx. Budget for each school = 250,000 $

Al-Deera Office Tower @ Queen Rania Str. Amman, Jordan
10 office floors, Ground Floor and Mizzanine, 2 basements and 2 parking cellar floors. Total Built up area 20,000 m2. Design stage.

Palestine International Bank – Nablus Branch
( Completed Feb, 1999 )
Design and supervision of a 350 sq.m. Banking space including ground floor banking hall, lower floor strong room and offices, upper floor administration and services.

Palestine International Bank – Najah University office
( Completed July, 1999 )
Design and supervision of a 60 sq.m. banking space including banking hall, office and technical support.

Palestine International Bank – Hebron Branch
( Design completed Dec. 1999 )
Design of a 650 sq.m. banking space including ground floor banking hall and administration,  lower  floor  strong  room  and  offices,  Mezzanine  floor  and technical support and services.

Al-Sa’ad Commercial Center / Jenin
Design & construction documents 1998, under construction )
Total Area : 4500 sq.m. ( retail and office spaces)

Al-Nimer Commercial Center / Jenin
Under Construction )
Total Area: 7000 sq.m. (retail and office space )

Commercial Building in Jenin.
Design and supervision 1998, under construction ).
Total built – up Area : 4800 sq.m.
Estimated Budget : 1.4 M $

Arrabeh Commercial Center – Araba / Jenin
Design & Supervision 1998, Under construction Total land Area : 1500 m2
Total built – up area  : 9000 m2
Estimated Budget : 2.2 million US $

Hatta Boarder Checking Center, Hatta, Dubai
Design Competition (First Prize) 2006
Design, preparation of construction documents and construction supervision. Project Budget = 25,000,000 AED
In the Design Development Stage. Design completion expected Dec 2006.

Al – Haddad Gardens & Villas  – Jenin
Design 1997 & Supervision1998, under construction )
Total land area : 42000 sq.m. Total built – up area : 3000 sq.m. Estimated budget : 2.0 M $

Prof. Hasan Hamdan Alkim Villa and Majlis, Rifa’a, RAk
Design and preparation of working drawings and tender documents.2005
Built up area 2800 m2, Land area 15000m2. Contract (Under Construction)

Al-Tamimi Residential Tower, Ras AL-Khaimah 2006
G + 20 floors of residential units and 2 parking basements, Area 12000 m2.. Project Budget = 18,000,000 AED
In the Design Development Stage 2006.

M Al-Ruqait Commercial Building, Ras AL-Khaimeh 2006
G + M +  6  floors of residential units and offices and 2 parking basements, Area 14000 m2.
Project Budget = 21,000,000 AED
In the Schematic Design Stage 2006.

Pharmacists Society Commercial Building , Yaduda -Amman.
Total area 480 sq.m.( finished 1995) construction cost 170,000 $

Commercial and Office Building for Mr. Abdulla Salameh , Sweifyeh , Amman.
Total Area 1,230 sq.m. (under construction, design documents 1992) construction cost 380,000 $

Professionals Societies Regional Offices , Al-Salt
(Jointly with Consultants Center, 1st prize competition entry) Total area 2,500 sq.m. ( design & construction documents 1992) construction cost 700,000 $

Al-Juraisi Residential Complex, Riyadh – Saudia Arabia
Total built-up area 16,000 sq.m. Land Area: 50,000 sq.m  construction cost 10 m$ Consisted of Guest Palace, Two family palaces, Five sons villas, entertainment center and external landscaping.

SamaReem Residential complex , Amman
Total area (5400 sq.m.) (design documents 1996, under construction) cost 1.6 M.$

Al-Faiha Luxurious flats , Amman
Total area ( 1700 sq.m. ) ( finished 1997) construction cost 490 ,000 $

Mr. Mahmoud Al-Khaib Residence , Amman
Total area (1100 sq.m. ) ( finished 1997) construction cost 470,000 $

Mr. Jalal Al-Noubani Commercial Center , Amman
Total area ( 15,000 sq.m. ) design proposal 1995) construction cost 6.5 M. $

Mr.Hisham Jaber Residence , Amman.
Total area 470 sq.m. (finished 1995) construction cost 160 ,000 $

Al-Anwar Luxurious Flats , Amman.
Total area 1,770 sq.m. (finished 1995) construction cost 540,000 $

Mr. Azmi Al-Sayyed residence , Amman.
Total area (400 sq.m.) (design 1995 under construction) constr. cost 140 ,000 $

Mr.Mansour Ghaith Residence , Safout-Sult.
Total area 500 sq.m. (finisheded 1996) construction cost 140,000 $

Mr. Said Mana’ Residence , Yajouz- Amman.
Total area 400 sq.m. (finished 1995 ) construction cost 140,000 $

Mr. Abdulla el-Atout Residence , Umm al-Basateen -Amman.
Total Area 800 sq.m.( finished 1994 ) construction cost 250,000 $

Mr. Tayseer abu-Arja Residence , Amman.
Total area 650 sq.m.( finished 1994) construction cost 230,000 $

Mr. Musa Abed Residence , Amman.
Total area 625 sq.m. (finished 1993) construction cost 220,000 $

Mr. Hisham Wadi Residence , Amman.
Total area 750 sq.m. (finished 1993) construction cost 250,000 $

Renovation and additions to Mr. Musa al-Afifi Apartment Building , Amman.
Total additional area 350 sq.m. (finished 1993) construction cost 130 ,000 $

Mr. Nadim Batshon Residence , Naoor -Sult.
Total area 420 sq.m. (finished 1993) construction cost 150,000 $

Mr.Ahmed Hareem Apartments , Yadudeh -Amman.
Total area 580 sq.m.( finished 1993) construction cost 150,000 $

Mr. Adnan El-Shalabi Residence , Amman.
Total area 550 sq.m. (finished 1992) construction cost 200,000 $

Mr. Jameel Naser Apartments, 2nd floor addition , Amman.
Total area 300 sq.m. (finished 1992) construction cost 85,000 $

Mr. Zaki Badran Apartment Building , Amman.
Total area 1,200 sq.m. (finished 1991) construction cost 320,000 $

Mr. Muneer Fattaleh Apartment Building , Amman.
Total area 1,800 sq.m. (design & construction documents 1991) construction cost 560,000 $

Mr. Abdulla Abu-Khadija Residence , Amman.
Total area 2,250 sq.m. (design proposal 1994) construction cost 640,000 $

COMPETITIONS

Hatta Boarder Checking Center Competition, Dubai, UAE
Design Competition (1st Prize winner), Aug 2006. Budget 18 m AED.

Master Plan For Hael University, Hael – Saudi Arabia 2004-2005
Land Area 130 HAC. Built up area approx. 550,000 sq. m.

Ramallah  Municipality   Commercial   Complex,   Ramallah   – Palestine
Land area ( 2000 sq. m. ) ( built-up area 10,000 sq.m ) Competition entry Oct. 2000.

Palestinian Monetary Authority, GAZA – Palestine
Land area ( 4000 sq. m. ) ( built-up area 20,000 sq.m ) Competition entry Dec. 1999.

Al-Haj Islamic center, Amman – Jordan
{Second prize winner}
Land area ( 45 acre ) ( built-up area 60,000 sq.m ) (closed invitation , competition entry 1998 ).

Master Plan & Architectural design for Al-Najah University, Nablus -Palestine.
Land area ( 80 acre ) ( built-up area 100,000 sq.m )
(competition entry 1998 ).

Madaba Mosque and Commercial Complex , Madaba
{First prize winner}
Total area 2,500 sq. m (competition entry 1997 ).

Master  Plan  &  Architectural  design  for  University  of  Ta’izz, Yemen (2nd prize winner).
Land area ( 280 acre ) ( built-up area 150,000 sq.m ) (competition entry 1996 ).

Consultancy Hospital, Amman.
Technical and financial proposal for design & supervision (1996 ) short listed Total area 12,000 sq.m.  (Total expected construction cost 10 M. US $ ) Jointly with Giffels Hoyem Basso,Inc. Michigan, USA

Resort Hotel at the Dead Sea shore
Technical and financial proposal for design & supervision (1996 )
Land area 40 acre,  built-up area 15,000 sq.m
(Total expected construction cost 12 M. US $ )
Jointly with ( J+A Philippou )  architects,engineers,Nicosia, CYPRUS

Residential & Commercial Complex , Nabuls
Total area ( 30,000 sq.m. ) ( competition entry 1995 )

Monument for prophet Yosha’a
Total area ( 600 sq.m. ) ( closed competition 1995 ) .

Monument of Prophet Shoaib / Salt
Total area 2,400 sq.m. ( closed competition entry 1995 ) .

Renovation and extension to the Professionals Sindicate complex / Amman (2nd prize, no first prize).
Total area 10,800 sq.m. (competition entry 1994 )

Urban  restructuring  for  downtown  Amman,  Town  Hall  and Municipality Building.
(Jointly with Bilal Hammad consultants_.
Total land  area 150 acre ( closed invitations, competition entry 1994)

Regional Cultural Center , Aqaba.
Total area 2,400 sq.m( closed invitation entry 1994)

Abu- Obaida monument and mosque/ Jordan Valley
(2nd prize winner).
(Jointly with TIBA consultants)
(competition entry 1993)

Al-Mazar Martyers Monuments and Urban Reconstruction , Al- Mazar, Karak. (1st prize winner).
(Jointly with SBA and TIBA consultants(competition entry 1993)

Security Forces Headquarters , Dubai -UAE.
(Jointly with Arab Consult engineering office). Total area 18,000 sq.m. (competition entry 1993)

Commercial and Business Center /Aden -Yemen.
Jointly with Arab Consult engineering officeTotal area 12,500 sq.m. (Competition entry 1992)

State Reception Hall for Abu-Dabi Airport , Abu-Dabi -UAE.
(Jointly with Arab Consult engineering office.)
Total area 33,000 sq.m.(competition entry 1992)

Al-Diyar Schools , Amman. (1st prize winner, closed competition)
Total area 10,500 sq.m.(competition entry 1991)

Professionals Societies Regional Offices , al-Salt
(1st prize winner)
Total area 1,800 sq.m. (competition entry 1991)

INTERIOR DESIGN

Renovation and additions into villa Mr. Michael Dabeet ,Amman.
Total area 250 sq.m. ( completed 1993)

Boutique for Mr. Atef Zuriqat ,Amman.
Total area 24 sq.m. (completed 1992)

Nool Store (Boutique in al-Gardens street)
Total area 24 sq.m. (completed 1991)

Mr. Imad al-Said Apartment , Amman
Total area 180 sq.m. (completed 1991)

Al-Maqsura Restaurant , Amman
Total area 60 sq.m. (completed 1990)

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Landscape Design for downtown Amman , Amman Plaza & Ras Al-Ain site.
( Jointly with ” Bilal Hammad Consultants )
(design document 1996 ) .

Landscape design for Al-Mazar Martyrs Monuments and Urban Reconstruction , Al-Mazar, Karak.
(Jointly with TIBA and SANABEL consultants.)
Total designed area 20,000 sq.m. (preparing tender documents ) .

Garden for Mr. Fou’ad Bajjali Residence , Amman
Total area 2800 sq.m. (Design proposal 1995) .

Garden and Farm for Mr. Abdulla el.-Atout , Umm Al-Bassateen, Amman.
Total area 20 Donums (Under construction) .

Garden of Villa Mr. Michael Dabeet , Amman
Total area 1,200 sq.m. (completed 1993) .

Garden for Dr. Aref Al-Bataineh Residence , Amman
Total area 3,200 sq.m. (Design & construction documents 1992) . Garden for Mr. Samer al-Muthafar Residence /Amman Total area 750 sq.m. (Design proposal 1992) .

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