¡Community Center for Al-Jawasreh Village
QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH is a community center for Al-Jawasreh Society led by a group of local ladies, located in South Shounah near the Dead Sea.
¡Public facility open for community
QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH is a public facility wide open to the local community, where educational and vocational programs are provided.
¡Jewelry box of traditional and futuristic dreams
QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH has three architectural components ? Jordanfs traditional stone building, modern reinforced concrete, and earth-bag building which draws a large attention as ecological architecture. These three components are integrated into a jewelry box which reminds the people of old feelings and new dreams.
Thick stone walls have high insulation efficiency.
Reinforced concrete enables creative design of roof and large and bright opening section.
Earth-bag building can be made by anybody with the earth, and it is absolutely eco-friendly and strong.
¡ Introduction of Passive Solar System
Passive solar system using solar energy makes a comfortable environment inside the building, cool in summer and warm in winter. Large opening section in the south area keeps whole rooms well-lighted throughout the year.
¡ Japanese garden of the 21st Century
Based on the secret of Japanese garden, gdray garden styleh (karesansui), a mysterious garden is designed in the south area by using modern techniques of environmental engineering.
Depressions/Dips in the center carve memories of people who dig the earth to fill the earth-bags.
Deciduous trees signify the change of seasons, protect the building from strong sunshine in summer, and hold all the touch of the sun in winter.
Colorful flowers and herbs bloom in pots set in the garden.
¡ Center of information beyond time space :QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH
At QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH, you can get traditional hand crafts made by the ladies of Al-Jawasreh village.
QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH is a developed design of the traditional stone building, leading toward the future.
Garden of QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH connects Jordan and far away country of Japan, enriches its ground as glamorous and mysterious landscape.
Beautiful landscape of QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH spreads to whole areas of South Shounah little by little.
QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH is the bellybutton on the bottom of the earth. It connects its people with the mother earth, and receives power of the father sun. From QUSAYR AL-JAWASREH, rich and strong messages from the people are delivered to the rest of the world.and stronge are delivered to the rest of the world