The school of architecture and design have just completed alternative deigns for the “Garden of Mercy;” a proposed landmark in AUM campus. The project is an icon of one of AUM’s main missions; an interfaith space that diffuses the experience of “Mercy” among AUM’s community and the Jordanian society promoting tolerance tolerance and variety within unity of human values and citizenship.
Located near the gateway of the campus, the project features a prayer space and chapel for Muslim and christian students, charitable structures, and meditative spaces within a distinctive spiritual garden open for people of all faiths.
The idea of the project was first conceived during an informal gathering last Fall that included Prof. Ahmad al-Zoubi (Dean of the school of Architecture), and Dr. Yasir Sakr, (AUM’s professor of architecture design). Subsequently, students of the third year architectural design studio, taught by Prof. Sakr, developed a variety of inspiring designs which were highly commended by a jury committee comprising leading academicians and professionals who represented the AUM, Jordanian Universities and practices.
The jury commented that “the extraordinary level of refinement, sensitivity and creativity of some of the proposed designs merit recommendation for their implementation within AUM Campus future development plans.”