he Ottoman building sits dominantly atop a hill overlooking the Roman archaeological site of Jerash in Jordan. It was built initially as a police station and later used as accommodation by archaeology directors in the 1900’s before being handed over to the Department of Antiquities. The building has a quaint and charming character. The design calls for the renovation of the building with minimum interventions, introduction of a small café on the upper floor and dedicating the lower level to interpretation of the rarely told story of the Ottoman era in Jordan and the region.
Schematic design was done by Zaid Masannat during tenure at USAID/BEST and was commissioned by Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan and the Department of Archaeology. Implementation is set to commence in 2020.