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Jafar Touqan

Jafar Touqan

Sector : Cultural Figures , Architects

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  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1938
  • Age : 78
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Ja'afar Touqan (born in 1938 in Jerusalem) is one of the pioneering Palestinian-Jordanian architects and one of the most famous as well. He designed the Municipality of Amman in Ras Il Ayn, and he belongs to several important committees including that of the National Gallery. Ja'afar Touqan also designed the Royal Automobile Museum in Amman Jordan, as well as the Central Bank of Jordan building. He is the recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for his 1991 design of a Children's Village - Aqaba, Jordan. Touqan is also on the Board of Trustees of the Palestinian Art Court – Al Hoash. Ja'afar Touqan graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1960. He is the son of the prominent Palestinian poet Ibrahim Touqan, writer of the famous poem Mawtini, the current national anthem of Iraq. He is also the nephew of both the Jordanian Prime Minister Ahmad Toukan and the famous Palestinian Poetess Fadwa Touqan and thus a member of the prominent Touqan family. He died on November 25th, 2014 in Amman, Jordan

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