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Fogon Restaurant / Hitzig Militello Arquitectos

© Mohammed Shehab Din © Mohammed Shehab Din © Mohammed Shehab Din © Mohammed Shehab Din + 38

Deco Temple, Elixir Bunn Coffee Roasters / AZAZ Architects

© Rakan Alzughaib © Abdulrahman Bayshout © Rakan Alzughaib © Abdulrahman Bayshout + 23

  • Architects: AZAZ Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  221
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: DAIKIN, Jotun, Belottie tiles, Ex. T, LINEA

Clock of the times - Diriyah Season Festival 2019 / Dasic Fernández

© VIP Films © VIP Films © VIP Films © VIP Films + 17

  • Designers: Dasic Fernández
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  409028 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Edoardo Tresoldi and Studio Studio Studio Release Images of Wire Mesh Installation in Riyadh

Created by Studio Studio Studio, the new interdisciplinary lab founded by Edoardo Tresoldi, Gharfa is a pavilion located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The experimental installation is part of the temporary creative project Diriyah Oasis, designed and curated by Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience.

© Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte © Roberto Conte + 21

New Video Celebrates the Prismatic Complexity of Zaha Hadid Architects' KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia

German photographer Hans Georg Esch has released a new video offering sweeping footage of Zaha Hadid Architects’ King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The 7-minute-long video celebrates the scheme’s “hexagonal prismatic honeycomb structures” through interior and exterior moments.

The video's release comes weeks after the KAPSARC was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 in the Completed Higher Education and Research category.

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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow © Hufton + Crow + 21

Schiattarella Associati Unveils Riyadh Stadium Plans

Rome-based Schiattarella Associati has unveiled its designs for the King Fahd International Stadium, a refurbishment project that will modify the existing structure, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to accommodate almost 50,000 spectators.

In order to link the ground level with the concourse level of the structure, the design focuses on creating an artificial hill at the base of the stadium.

Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati + 15

KAPSARC Housing / HOK

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

  • Architects: HOK
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

KAPSARC Mosque / HOK

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

  • Architects: HOK
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

King Fahad National Library / Gerber Architekten

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 21

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University / Perkins+Will

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

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Architects: Perkins+Will
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE

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

Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM + 13

  • 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

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

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

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

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Architects: Lautrefabrique Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  707
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

Diplomatic Quarter Celebration Hall Proposal / Godwin Austen Johnson Architects

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.