Announcement of the 2015 Jo-Green Contest Winners


Yesterday, JOHUD and the Queen Alia Competition for Social Responsibility announced the winning entries for the 8th edition of the Jo-Green contest. The contest was launched in cooperation with the Jordanian Engineers Association and numerous universities and civil society groups across the Kingdom, and invited entrants to submit architectural plans for an eco-friendly community centre. With the support of an independent panel of experts, all entries were judged according to their adherence to the Jordanian Green Building Guide and the competition criteria (including innovativeness, creativity, sustainability and economic feasibility).

The project received 37 project entries designed by 150 university students from a variety of engineering disciplines, an encouraging turnout that shows the depth of engineering talent in Jordan. The contest winners are as follows:

1st Prize (2000JD)
• Moataz Raghib al-Najjar – Philadelphia University – Architecture
• Mahmoud Fouaz Abu Qazaza – Philadelphia University – Architecture
• Sami Duqmaq – Philadelphia University – Civil Engineering
• Ahmad Hajajra Philadelphia University – Mechanical Engineering

2nd Prize (1500JD)
• Dima Yousef Uthman – Hashemi University – Civil Engineering
• Hadiil Nadr Abdulhadi – Hashemi University – Civil Engineering
• Aya Abdulhalim – University of Jordan – Mechanical Engineering
• Omar Khadar – University of Jordan  - Mechanical Engineering
• Imad al-Umri – Hashemi University – Mechatronics Engineering

3rd Prize (1000JD)
• Jafar Abdul-Jabbar al-Khatib – University of Applied Science – Civil Engineering
• Samara Shakar al-Alami - University of Applied Science – Civil Engineering
• Jumana Ihab Abu Sirar - University of Applied Science – Strength and Control Engineering
• Osama Salman Abu Sailik - University of Applied Science – Mechanical Engineering

In addition to the cash prizes listed above, lucky representatives from each team will be able to undertake a trip to China to improve their engineering knowledge. Many thanks go to Al-Asalah Electromechanical Company for kindly making this a possibility.

Undoubtedly, the evidence of the entries shows that Jo-Green is succeeding in its aim to motivate students to find innovative solutions to modern challenges in the fields of water, energy, the environment, and climate change. Contestants will also hopefully be more interested in exploring a career in the green energy field, helping to create a new culture of environmentally friendly construction in Jordan.