Place of Worship
Al Zarqa Jordan
Al Sharq Church
The project is in the city of Al Sharq in Zarqa, 24 km north of the capital Amman,Jordan, on a land area of 1,817 square meters. The idea for the project came from the premise that this building should be not only religious, but rather a center serving the local community only, and it contained health services open to all segments of the local community.
The shape of the Baptist churches is completely different from that of the classical churches with regard to the shape and components of the interior spaces. The team of architects developed a concept that gave the project two layers: classical on the outside and a modern style in the rooms and interior elements.
The psychological challenge was that this project would be the largest building for the Baptist church in Jordan, and we should not forget that the fabric of the conservative Jordanian society is still emotionally connected with the shape of the classical church.
Engaging customized SMART building and construction technologies developed by PCL, we are implementing our award-winning Job Site Insights™ (JSI) and Eddy Solutions™ sensor technologies on this project including, for example, concrete curing sensors that accelerate pour cycle times and reduce project costs. Together with Cadillac Fairview, PCL is constructing to LEED® Platinum and WELL Building Standards and – once operational – 160 Front will embrace Cadillac Fairview’s award-winning “Green at Work” program that harnesses leading global practices to integrate sustainability into property management and operations.