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HONORABLE MENTION Project Name Ayla Golf Resort Comfort Stations Project Location Aqaba, Jordan Shotcrete Contractor Greuter AG – Zurich, Switzerland General Contractor NINO Constructional Engineers & Contractors – Amman, Jordan Architect/Engineer Oppenheim Architecture Material Supplier/Manufacturer Arab Supply & Trading Company (ASTRA) Project Owner Arab Supply & Trading Company (ASTRA) golf course (Jordan’s first). Once completed, the Clubhouse will feature retail, dining, bar/lounge, banquet, fitness, and spa components; the Golf Academy will include retail, dining, and indoor/outdoor swing analysis studio components; and the two on-course Comfort Stations will include a snack/refreshment kiosk and restroom facilities. ABOUT THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER Oppenheim Architecture (OA) is a full-service architecture, interior design, and planning firm with offices in Miami, FL; New York, NY; and Basel, Switzerland. Oppenheim’s design strategy is to extract the contextual essence from each program, creating an experience that is dramatic and powerful, yet pragmatic and constructible. The firm’s award-winning work, throughout 25 countries worldwide, is based on both a physical and spiritual contextual sensitivity, supported by evocative and economic design solutions. The firm leverages its green design expertise to minimize the impact on the environment and maximize the end-user experience and overall project performance. It is Oppenheim Architecture’s intent to create landmark architecture that is highly sensitive and responsive to its context and climate. Beat Huesler, Director of European Operations for Oppenheim Architecture, is a licensed architect with over 26 years of industry experience. He developed his professional training at firms in New York, NY, and Basel, Switzerland, and his extensive experience in the modern and sensitive intervention of historic structures won him the Gutes Bauen in Kanton Baselstadt and Baselland Award 2002. Huesler is the European partner of Chad Oppenheim who, together in 2009, founded Oppenheim Architecture Europe based in Basel/Muttenz, Switzerland. Huesler’s relationship with Oppenheim extends back to their joint studies at Cornell University in New York, where Huesler received his Bachelors and Masters of Architecture. Huesler has coordinated many Oppenheim Architecture project efforts, including the Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse and Comfort Stations, which recently received the Leisure Led Development Future Projects category award at World Architecture Festival (2016) in Berlin, Germany. Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse (Rendering credit: Luxigon) Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse Entrance (Rendering credit: MIR) 62 Shotcrete | Winter 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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