Open to the public:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10 am to 5 pm

  Amman, Jordan
Complex No 6, Kullyet Al Sharea St 6, Amman, Jordan

ABOUT TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants

Founded in 1999, TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants is an architectural/urban design and research foundation specializing in architecture, urban design and regeneration, heritage conservation & management, adaptive reuse, green architecture, tourism development and site interpretation & presentation, and planning. The main objective of TURATH is providing consultation coupled with scientific, historic, and thorough research on the issues of concern and site or locale understudy.

TURATH’s work is supported by a research center (Metropolis: Cities Research Council) which is considered the research arm of TURATH; encompassing architecture, urban design, green architecture, planning, heritage conservation, urban regeneration, transportation, archaeology, environmental engineering, municipal infrastructure, heritage management, tourism and spatial computer data base applications.


TURATH’s Library is part of Metropolis: Cities Research Council, which is the research arm of TURATH. The library had grown since 35 years back from a small personal library of Rami Daher to a large specialized library on architecture, urbanism, and conservation in addition to other concentration areas that is significant to researchers, graduate students, and the general public at large. The following are its various concentration areas:
- Architecture
(including architectural history, theory, and criticism, interior design, contemporary architecture, housing & development, green architecture, Modernism, architecture in the Islamic World, Building Construction, landscape, landscape urbanism, other)
- Urbanism and the City
(including urban design theory, case studies, public space design, urban activism, mapping, urban planning, urban regeneration, way-finding, special collection on the City of Amman, other).
- Heritage Conservation
(including heritage & conservation theory, documentation, conservation management planning, conservation technologies, heritage tourism, site interpretation, other).
- Archaeology
(including conservation of archaeological sites, archaeology of Jordan and the Middle East, other)
- Social Sciences
(History, philosophy, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science)
- History
(Bilad al Sham, Arab, Ottoman Bilad al Sham, Amman, Jordan, other)
- Philosophy & Epistemology
- Tourism
(including heritage tourism, tourism & anthropology, tourism & culture, eco-tourism, the tourism industry, travel literature, other)
- Literature
- Arts & Graphic Design
- Other