Salt Harvesting Center
September 2016 - May 2017 
Jordan University of Science and Technology
instructor : Arch.Anwaar banisalman
(I sustain award competition for excellence in graduation projects - shortlisted as best 6 projects among graduation projects from all accredited architectural schools in Jordan and Palestine).

every year 20 million tons of salt sink to the bottom of the dead sea's fifth pond, this results in an annual 20 cm rise in the sea level, a situation that can ultimately lead to flooding in the area of Dead Sea hotels. the salt is waste from the manic production of the 'dead sea works' factory.

The project aims to create working public architecture that operates as productive, recreational, and therapeutic. by design deployable buoyant pools that maintain different levels of salinity to encourage a range of applications from recreation to harvest. and to make promotion and awareness of natural table salt, green construction and renewable energy.

This proposed project utilizes excess salt in productive and restorative ways, through designing an environment that would provide recreational, therapeutic, touristic attractions, renewable energy, construction material and is suitable for harvesting the Dead Sea's salt using traditional, chemical-free methods that Preserve the sea's unique mineral content. With its dedication to environmental, and economical concerns, it becomes an ecosystem in itself with no waste, completely embedded in the context that surrounds it. The project also raises awareness on green salt and green construction and promotes the use of renewable energy gained from salt.

We seek to highlight the Dead Sea Saline Environment to sensitize visitors to the interpretation of dead sea nature. and to give people a more in-depth look into the salt production business, also holds guided tours of the premises. so, the visitors not only learn about the health benefits of salt, and its secrets, but they can also take part in the salt extraction activities, where will be able to witness both modern (string proposal) and traditional method of salt harvesting.