Posts Tagged ‘Saudi Arabia’
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Article source: HOK
Saudi Arabia is diversifying its energy production from oil and gas to alternative sources such as solar and wind. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a non-profit institution located outside Riyadh, is responding to this shift by studying the economics, technologies and policies associated with various types of energy.
KAPSARC Library and Apartments, Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer
- Architects: HOK
- Project: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community
- Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Photography: Alan Karchmer
- Site: 500 acres / 200 hectares
- Buildings: 2.05 million sq. ft. / 190,240 sq. m.
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is a bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Following an invited architectural design competition in 2007, Snøhetta has been selected to design this prestigious cultural facility.
Image Courtesy © King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
- Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
- Photography: Snøhetta, Saudi Aramco and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
- Client: Saudi Aramco
- Size: 100 000m²
- Status: Under construction
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Article source: Schiattarella Associati
The Rome-based architectural office Schiattarella Associati was awarded twice: “Concept Winner” at this year’s ICONIC AWARDS and Honorable Mention at the AAP 2016 for the Addiriyah Contemporary Art Center project in Saudi Arabia.
The ICONIC AWARDS, a design competition under the aegis of the German Design Council, are held annually to recognize outstanding architectural projects and design products. Amongst media partners in 2016 competition, Atrium, Dezeen, World-architets.com.
Image Courtesy © Schiattarella Associati
- Architects: Schiattarella Associati
- Project: Addirriyah Contemporary Art Center
- Location: Addirriyah, Saudi Arabia
- Software used: Autodesk Revit, Autocad and Rhino
- Client: Arriyadh Development Authority
- Year: 2015-2016
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been awarded first prize in the competition to build the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The competition for the 8,780m² head office of the Heritage Museum was initiated in 2015. The centre is integral to the on-going works to preserve Diriyah’s historic UNESCO world heritage listed site, continuing the restoration programmes throughout the 120km Wadi Hanifah valley that also includes the re-establishment of its natural environments.
Image Courtesy © Methanoia
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: The Urban Heritage Administration Centre
- Location: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
- Rendering: Methanoia
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Article source: ON-A
Located in a strategic point in the city of Riyadh, close to the business district and the city center, this large hotel complex of 610 meters, is a skyscraper that includes the spa and health services, sky bar-restaurant, executive club, business center, apartments and conference center. Also includes within its program three interstitial floors with gardens that work as windbreaks at strategic points, thanks to the same aerodynamic shape. Within the conceptual design, there are mechanisms of renewable energy located in the façade and following a modular panel system, designed parametrically. Each panel incorporates turbines that geometrically varies the diameter of the opening in order to enhance the natural ventilation cooling system, that works at the same time with the rainwater collection. The podium structure houses the hotel amenities and conference facilities and links the building to its surroundings at the pedestrian level. Also the podium incorporates a multipurpose hall, restaurants and extensive outdoor gardens surrounding the project located in the middle of a water mirror.
Image Courtesy © ON-A
- Architects: ON-A
- Project: THE BLADE
- Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Creative director: Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
- Executive director: Eduardo Gutiérrez
- Team: Luka Kreze, Marc Canut, Nicolás Millán and Georgina Morales
- Area: 320.000 m2
- Project: 2016
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Article source: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters is currently in construction and will provide a centralised facility for 2,500 associates. The company is a regional diversified business whose interests encompass automotive distribution, auto parts manufacturing, financial services, renewable energy, environmental services, land and real estate development, logistics, electronics retailing and media services. Unique for Saudi Arabia, it has adopted an open office approach for its Corporate Headquarters which limits hierarchy and promotes interaction.
Image Courtesy © AsymmetricA
- Architects: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
- Project: Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters
- Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Photography: AsymmetricA and Labtop Rendering
- Client: Abdul Latif Jameel Company Limited
- Design Director: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
- Structural Engineer: Aurecon Group
- Building Services Engineer: Clarke Samadhin Associates
- Local Consultant: SAK Consultant
- Façade Consultant: ALT
- Lighting Consultant: Light Bureau
- Environmental Consultant: Anthesis Consulting
- Fire Engineer: Design Confidence
- Lift Engineer: Cooper & Wilcock FZ LLC
- Landscape Consultant: ALN
- Site Area: 6,786 square metres
- Gross Floor Area: 38,523 square metres
- Project Height: 102.6 metres
- Completion Year: 2018
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Article source: arqflores
This house is located in the city of Riyadh, in the heart of Saudi Arabia.
The design of this villa is a contemporary blend of Mexican and Arabic cultures, where knowledge of local traditions, materials, textures, mexican colors, as well as the knowledge of some methods of the building area were important for their development and termination.
Image Courtesy © arqflores
- Architects: arqflores (arqflores is: Juan Carlos Flores)
- Project: Riyadh House
- Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Discipline: Architecture
- Program: Private Houses
- Interior design: Jorge Rubio
- Contractor: Professionals House, Jeddah, KSA
- Gross External Area: 1382m2
- Construction year: 2014
- Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Article source: Erick van Egeraat
Erick van Egeraat is commissioned to further elaborate the master plan and a series of buildings for the city centre of the City of Unaizah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The approved concept design provides attractive solutions for a series of challenges that the city centre is currently facing. This master plan will contribute to the continued growth and development of the City of Unaizah, with long-term benefits for the citizens of Unaizah and its visitors.
Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat
Friday, July 11th, 2014
Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
The project for The Noble Qur’an Oasis – Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah is a sign of excellence representing a cultural and civic Islamic centre for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an.
This iconic project represents the Islamic city and its potential future extensions embodied in a series of covered circles, a palm oasis in the forefront, and fruit trees and native plants irrigated by a system of water canals creating a micro-climate. A traditional pattern of courtyards and narrow streets meshed within the structure encloses generously sized inner spaces, which define this center for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an, as a unique place strongly related to Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah and its environment.
Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Article source: Gerber Architekten
The winners of the invited international competiton for the „Nobel Quran Oasis“ have been announced in Madinah. Gerber Architekten convinced the jury with their landscape focused design and share the second prize with Ricardo Bofill-Taller de Arquitectura. A first prize was not awarded and the third prize was given to gmp. Zaha Hadid and Arata Isozaki & Associates both received a commendation.
Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten