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Saudi Arabia


  • Fahad Allahaim


  • Berrin Chatzi Chousein
  • WA Contents

Snøhetta’s pebble-shaped King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture nears completion in Saudi Arabia

berrin chatzi chousein • November 11, 2016 • 2174

Global Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed its new images for King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture made of soft pebbles with clad in stainless steel tubes, which is nearing completion in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is conceived as bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Snøhetta won an invited architectural competition in 2007 (...)

ZHA designs a special perforated skin for the new Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah

WA Contents • October 24, 2016 • 1790

A carefully-designed perforated outer skin will be applied to the facade of new Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, revealed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Winning first prize in the competition, the Urban Heritage Administration Centre will be 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 (...)