JPjets VIP Terminal
JPjets VIP Terminal, King Hussein Airport – Aqaba
alnasser + partners
The dynamic form responds to the uniqueness of its location in the relatively rural area of northern suburb of Aqaba in Jordan.
Through its extensive glazed sections, the reception and lounge area opens out on to the vast mountainous landscape that the city of Aqaba offers, while the concrete skin is molded around functional elements of the building creating a balanced natural light flow.
The JPJets terminal concrete mass is molded into sharp edged surfaces that represent the rough lines from the surrounding mountains, while the straight lines in the rectangular mass present the human intervention to the desert area.
The terminal is perceived as a sculptural landmark in the relatively rural landscape.
Project Name: JPjets VIP Terminal, King Hussein Airport
Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Architect: alnasser + partners
Project area: 1500m2
About the Architect
alnasser + partners is an architectural and engineering firm headed by Safwan AlNasser and Rania Zreikat, and was founded in 2002. With over 100 projects designed in various countries and a staff of over 50 professionals working in the domains of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and infra-structure design. Designed and supervised projects as small as a mobile shop, and as large as a new urban district.
Located in Amman Jordan, a beautiful city constrained with conventional design aesthetics, alnasser + partners aim to be exposed to all types of designs to provide superior architecture and engineering that seeks a sense of beauty, proportion, while conserving its functionality, and individuality.
alnasser + partners are aware of the feasibility while implementing the design to its surroundings, introducing value engineering systems to each project to enhance the ratio of its function to cost, and introducing intelligent sustainable solutions either through new technologies or design strategies resulting in energy-efficient designs. Ultimately the goal is to enhance the human experience for individuals and to share a new vision with the global design community.