Located at downtown Amman, AMD was held at Gallaria ras al ain with large audience presence over 5000 person visited the exhibition which makes it one of the largest
public design events in Jordan, her majesty Rania al Abdallah opened the exhibition. Amal Ayoub was the designer of the salt pond the idea was to shed light on one of
the most pressing challenges facing current and future Jordanian generations – drawing attention to the Kingdom’s critical issue of water scarcity in the hopes of
initiating a dialogue and advocating for responsible water consumption. The Salt Pond embodies the Dead Sea, and sheds light on two main points: the dangerous
recession of the Dead Sea with time, and exhibiting the beauty of the Dead Sea’s salt rocks and water.
This project was challenging because of its nature it was a pop up project that meant we have a tight schedule to design the electro-mechanical work
and to construct it also dismantle it from the site entirely within 3 days after the exhibition ends.
this was not the only challenge we faced in this project dealing with the dead sea water (250,000 ppm) concentration and salt rocks form the dead sea
was not an easy task specially with the budget we were given, in fact 6 companies refused the offer to work on the project due to its complexity and
challenging nature, so we invented and designed a way to make things work, the designer wanted a simulation of the dead sea decrease in water level.
This was simulated with a water body 8 meters in diameter and 40 cm deep. It was filled with 12 cubic meter of Dead Sea water, the water is drained in
40 minutes to show the beauty of 6 cubic meters of Dead Sea salt rocks making up the bottom of the pond The water is then pumped automatically into the
pond and so on.