BZU and Aal Al-Bait University Organize Workshop on Development of Local Architecture - News

The Department of Architectural Engineering at BZU in
collaboration with Aal Al-Bait University in Jordan, organized a workshop
entitled "Development of Local Architecture" held on 25 -30 June
2011. The workshop targeted 41 students, 26 of whom are from BZU.

The activities of the workshop began with an introduction to
the departments of architectural engineering at both universities, and a
presentation on the achievements, projects and experiments of each. This was
followed by a series of lectures on local architecture, delivered by a group of
students from both universities. The lectures sought to identify local
architecture in both countries .

At the end of the workshop, students presented projects
before a committee, who who gave them feedback. Then the Jordanian Association
of Architects headed by Ayman Zuaiter held a dinner reception for the

Following the conclusion of the workshop, Aal Al-Bait
University organized a recreational trip for the participants to Petra and Wadi
Rum, where they camped for one night to experience desert life there. The
workshop was very useful for students in terms of academic, social and cultural
value, allowing them to exchange knowledge and personal experiences.
Furthermore, it offered an opportunity for developing professional
relationships between professors from both universities.