KAPSARC Housing / HOK

23:00 - 4 April, 2015
© Alan Karchmer
© Alan Karchmer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Alan Karchmer

© Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer © Alan Karchmer +16

KAPSARC Mosque / HOK

23:00 - 31 March, 2015
© Abdulrahman Alolyan
© Abdulrahman Alolyan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Abdulrahman Alolyan

© Abdulrahman Alolyan © Abdulrahman Alolyan © Abdulrahman Alolyan © Abdulrahman Alolyan +17

King Fahad National Library / Gerber Architekten

01:00 - 22 January, 2014
© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

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Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University / Perkins+Will

01:00 - 20 November, 2013
© Bill Lyons
© Bill Lyons
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Contractor

    Saudi Oger, Saudi Binladen Group, El Seif Engineering Contracting Co.
  • Master Plan

    David Hansen, FAIA, LEED AP, Design Director
  • Area

    3000000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Bill Lyons © Bill Lyons © Bill Lyons © Bill Lyons +27

Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE Architects

01:00 - 29 October, 2013
© FXFOWLE Architects
© FXFOWLE Architects

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new 55-million-square-foot mixed-use urban community in Riyadh. Among its public buildings under construction is FXFOWLE Architects’ Museum of the Built Environment (MOBE), which explores the role of social, economic, and environmental issues in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the larger region. The museum will exhibit works related to the history of the arts and architecture on the Arabian peninsula, as well as document trends in sustainable thinking and their role in the future of the built environment. The museum puts the traditionally private culture of Saudi Arabia on display, creating a building for residents and visitors.

Muqarnas Tower / SOM

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM
  • Architects

  • Location

    Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Design Partner

    Roger Duffy, FAIA
  • Managing Partner

    Peter Magill, AIA
  • Project Manager

    Joseph Ruocco, AIA
  • Senior Design Architect

    Scott Duncan, AIA
  • Design Architect

    Jackie Wong, AIA
  • Area

    890000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SOM

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Zaha Hadid Architects Selected to Design the King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station in Saudi Arabia

01:00 - 16 May, 2013
Courtesy of ZHA
Courtesy of ZHA

In order to serve its rapidly expanding population of more than five million, the ArRiyadh Development Authority has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to construct the new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station in its capital city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

With six platforms over four public floors and two levels of underground car parking, the KAFD Metro Station will be integrated within the urban context of the financial district, while responding to the functional requirements for a multimodal transport centre and the district’s future vision. The project extends beyond the simple station typology to emphasize the building’s importance as a dynamic, multi-functional public space; not only an intermediate place perceived through quick transitions, but also a dramatic public space for the city.

Takhassussi Patchi Shop / Lautrefabrique Architectes

01:00 - 22 March, 2013
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +37

Diplomatic Quarter Celebration Hall Proposal / Godwin Austen Johnson Architects

17:00 - 28 May, 2011
Courtesy of Godwin Austen Johnson Architects
Courtesy of Godwin Austen Johnson Architects

Godwin Austen Johnson Architects shared with us their proposal in an invited international competition held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Their design for the Celebration Hall is situated in the socially and architecturally significant Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh and takes into consideration the local roots of the city. The proximity of the local Aga Khan award winning landscaped edge to the Diplomatic Quarter provides direction for prestigious architecture and a high degree of creativity. More images and architects’ description after the break.