Project : Landscape Planning Appraisal of one of the Royal Jordanian Palaces
The Royal Hashemite Court
The Royal Hashemite Court provides a link between the Monarchy and the Jordanian people, and is involved with various aspects of social development, economic, education and military matters.
King Abdullah II of Jordan planned to build an accommodation and conference facility near to one of the royal palace estates. The site, in northern Jordan, is within cooler forested uplands, an area of landscape and ecological importance in a country dominated by desert. The King and the Royal Court asked Landmark to give advice on the possible environmental impacts of the proposed development, and on how such effects might be avoided or mitigated.
An environmental planner and landscape architect from Landmark visited the site with the project architect and engineer. They assessed the potential development impacts on the environment and proposed a design approach which provided eco–friendly solutions. The integrated technical approach identified how the development could be located organically in the landscape, following natural topography and without significant tree loss.
A discreet service which demonstrated that a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to planning, backed up by sound environmental assessment, delivers creative design and development.