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The Mirrored Concert Hall in the Saudi Desert – Maraya

Al Ula, KSA

Giò Forma Studio Associate 2019 The “maraya” is an architectural work of Land Art, a vision created by the extraordinary natural and social history around it. Mada’in Salih, not far from al-Ula , was known as al-Hijr, or Hegra, by the Nabataean people who carved its magnificent tombs into the golden Quweira sandstone outcrops. UNESCO Read More

Foster + Partners wins Jabal Omar Development Project competition in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners’ competition winning scheme for a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Makkah has been revealed. Inspired by traditional Arab architecture, it’s design reinterprets the traditional dense building clusters, creating a new contemporary vernacular that respects its sacred location. Following the mountainous terrain, its cascading vertical elements form a Read More

KAUST Breakwater Beacon

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Urban Arts Projects , Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2009 500 sqm Designed by ; A 60m high ‘Breakwater Beacon’ centerpiece of a $7bn research institution for the King Abdullah University for Science & Technology (KAUST), overlooking the Red Sea in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Australia based designers have drawn inspiration from Arabic maritime traditions, Read More