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Architectural Developments in the Middle East – KSA Built Environment Updates

post updated 21 June 2022

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Saudi Arabia Architecture Designs – chronological list

21 Jun 2022
Misk Foundation Headquarters
Architects: Conrad Gargett
Misk Foundation Headquarters Saudi Arabia
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Misk Foundation Headquarters
Conrad Gargett wins international competition to design Misk Foundation Headquarters for the world’s first non-profit city. The Australian architecture firm, has won an international competition to design the Misk Foundation Headquarters in Saudi Arabia, which is set to become an iconic centrepiece for the world’s first non-profit city.

20 Apr 2022
Meydan office park, Riyadh
Design: RMJM architects
Meydan office park Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Meydan office park Riyadh
RMJM Dubai was appointed as a lead architect for the Meydan project – an interconnected office park located in an upcoming area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following the client’s directions and ambitious vision, RMJM focused on creating a venue to attract top talent and become a popular entrepreneurial hub.

7 Apr 2022
Kingdom Centre – new photos

Kingdom Centre skyscraper in Riyadh
photo © Alex Balasa

Kingdom Centre s a 41-story, 302.3 m (992 ft) skyscraper in Riyadh. When completed in 2002, it overtook the 267-meter (876 ft) Faisaliyah Tower as the tallest tower in Saudi Arabia.

Kingdom Centre skyscraper in Riyadh Kingdom Centre skyscraper in Riyadh
photos © Alex Balasa

It has since been surpassed and, as of 2021, is the fifth-tallest skyscraper in the country, whose tallest two buildings are the Abraj Al Bait Towers and the Capital Market Authority Tower. It is the world’s third-tallest building with a hole after the Shanghai World Financial Center and the 85 Sky Tower in Taiwan.

The tower was developed by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. The iconic building is designed by the team of Ellerbe Becket and Omrania, who were selected through an international design competition.

13 January 2022
Life Lines, Khobar, Eastern Province of KSA
Design Architects: Veronika Supruniuk, Denis Shulginov
Alsahil Buildings in Khobar, Saudi Arabia: Life Lines
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Alsahil Buildings in Khobar, KSA
Alsahil Buildings in Khobar, Saudi Arabia: old buildings are located at an angle of 45, so the architects preserve this feature by placing an angled grid of columns, thereby linking history and the future through lines.

23 Dec 2021
Dayira, Riyadh
Dayira Riyadh Province KSA
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Dayira, Riyadh Province
A round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point in the centre. The design by KOHLERSTRAUMANN features elements that are suitable to the desert climate and lifestyle, including large walls of concrete and glass that showcase views of the natural landscape and open up to outdoor living spaces and materials that hold up well in the harsh heat and insulate the interiors from warm outdoor temperatures.

22 Dec 2021
JAX 01, Al Diriyah Al Jadidah, Riyadh
Architect: HWKN
JAX 01 Exhibition Space Saudi Arabia
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JAX 01 Exhibition Space, Saudi Arabia
JAX 01, the innovative exhibition space anchoring Saudi Arabia’s debut art biennial featuring works by 60+ participating artists, through March 11, 2022. Designed by New York-based global architecture firm HWKN with Q Design and Craft as the executive architect, the 7,000-square-meter warehouse-turned-exhibition space of free-flowing interiors and exteriors behind a dynamic facade, promises to become a showpiece of its own.

Riyadh Dream Villas Competition, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh Dream Villas architecture competition
Riyadh Dream Villas Competition
YAC – Young Architects Competitions launch a new competition inviting architects to write a new chapter of living at the edge of Riyadh’s desert by designing two immeasurably valuable architectural interventions. The cash prize of € 25, 000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel composed of some of the most world-renowned architects: Sou Fujimoto, Ben Van Berkel and Benedetta Tagliabue.

3 Nov 2021
Thakher Gardens, Thakher city, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Design: RMJM Architects
Thakher Gardens Makkah Buildings, KSA
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Thakher Gardens Makkah Buildings
RMJM Dubai’s Thakher Gardens won the Best Future Project of the Year by Design Middle East Awards 2021. The Design Middle East Awards aim at recognising the creative excellence of both individuals and companies, and their core strengths.

26 Oct 2021
Sipside Café, Jeddah Flagship Store

9 June 2021
Shurayrah Bridge, KSA
Design: Archirodon
Shurayrah Bridge, Red Sea Development, Saudi Arabia
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Shurayrah Bridge, Red Sea Development
The Red Sea Development Company appoints ARCHIRODON to design and build bridge to main hub island Shurayrah. Shurayrah bridge will act as a gateway between the mainland and the luxury tourism destination’s picturesque archipelago

9 May 2021
S Squares, Dammam City
Design: O Cifra
S Squares Saudi Arabia
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S Squares Dammam City
O Cifra’s concept for S Squares is based on a circle as an ideal shape that forms the number 7 (like 7 wonders of the world) and S the name of showrooms.

17 Feb 2021
Ummahat Al Shayk Island Resort
Design: Kengo Kuma and Associates
Ummahat Al Shayk Island Resort

5 Dec 2020
KAPSARC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects – ZHA
Saudi Arabia Architecture News KAPSARC
photo : Hufton+Crow
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of energy to provide social wellbeing across the globe.

5 Nov 2020
Prototype X Villa
Architect: Aala Qahtani Architects
Prototype X Villa
The Ministry of Housing in Saudi Arabia launched an initiative to support the design dreamers in the industry. They were offering high-quality designs and architecture prototypes by well-known architectural local firms, some valued at almost 10,000 Riyals, to introduce innovation in the sector.

3 Nov 2020
AlUla Resort
Architect: Jean Nouvel
AlUla Resort, Sharaan Nature Reserve
Located deep within the Sharaan Nature Reserve, the designs draw on the nearby Nabataean wonders of Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. In a world-first, this 2,000-year-old architectural legacy is being revived by Jean Nouvel for potentially the first time since the Nabataeans carved into the region’s millions-of-years-old sandstone rock.

26 Oct 2020
King Fahad National Library, Riyadh
Design: Professor Eckhard Gerber – Gerber Architekten
King Fahad National Library Riyadh building
photograph : Christian Richter
King Fahad National Library Riyadh
The King Fahad National Library, one of the most important cultural buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was completed and went into use for its intended purpose in 2015. This project sees Professor Eckhard Gerber and his Gerber Architekten team accomplishing one of the most important urban development and cultural projects in the capital, Riyadh.

10 Aug 2020
Maraya AlUla concert venue, north west Saudi Arabia – ‘The largest mirrored building in the world’
Design: Florian Boje of Gio Forma, Milan
Maraya AlUla concert and entertainment venue Saudi Arabia
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Maraya AlUla concert venue
Maraya, a multi-purpose concert and entertainment venue in AlUla, North West Saudi Arabia, has been named a winner in one of the world’s biggest architecture awards.

6 July 2020
Riyadh Architecture Office News
LWK + PARTNERS opens 12th studio in Riyadh

17 Mar 2020
Triple Bay and The Coastal Development, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve, north west Saudi Arabia, the Middle East
Master Planners: HKS Architects
Triple Bay Coastal Development Saudi Arabia
Triple Bay at AMAALA
Triple Bay & Coastal Development
AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline, has announced the appointment of international design firm HKS Architects as Master Planner for Triple Bay and The Coastal Development.

16 Dec 2019
Home of Innovation, HOI, Riyadh Techno Valley, King Saud University, Riyadh
Design: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants
SABIC Home of Innovation Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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SABIC Home of Innovation Riyadh
This green building project is the design of SABIC’s Home of Innovation in Riyadh.

10 Dec 2019
Gharfa at Diriyah Oasis, Diriyah Oasis, Riyadh
Design: Studio Studio Studio
Gharfa Pavilion Installation Riyadh
photograph : Roberto Conte
Gharfa Pavilion Installation Riyadh
The new interdisciplinary lab founded by Edoardo Tresoldi, presents Gharfa: an experiential pavilion installation within the temporary creative project “Diriyah Oasis”, designed and curated by Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience, and located in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.

2 Dec 2019
Fogon Riyadh
Design: Hitzig Militello Architects
Fogon Riyadh
photography : Esteban Lobo
Fogon European Restaurant Riyadh
The idea for Fogon was a typical traditional London tavern, pub aesthetics was the premise of the client.

3 July 2019
Saudi Arabian Architecture Competition, Madinah
Design: Rafael de La-Hoz, Spain
Noble Quran Oasis in Madinah
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The Noble Quran Oasis in Madinah, Landmark in KSA
The proposal is to highlight a striking Islamic Landmark to remain in the memory of the city’s visitors.

23 Feb 2019
The vision of Al-Ula:

The Royal Commission for Al Ula announced its vision to responsibly develop Al Ula as a world heritage destination centered around conservation and collaboration with the local community.

The Royal Commission broke ground on the site for the just-announced Sharaan Resort, a responsibly-designed development and summit center designed by iconic French architect Jean Nouvel.

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Saudi Arabia Architecture News 2017

1 Sep + 9 Jun 2017
AlJabri Mosque Building, Ha’il – Iconic Awards 2017 – Winner
Design: Schiattarella Associati
AlJabri Mosque in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia |
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AlJabri Mosque in Ha’il
The European competition of the Iconic Awards under the aegis of the German Design Council, is the first neutral international competition embracing the whole world of architecture and design, including communication, construction sector and industry. Well known are the Media Partners of the 2017 edition: Atrium, Dezeen,

31 Jan 2017
Jabal Omar Hotel Development, Mecca
Architects: Foster + Partners
Jabal Omar Hotel Development
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Jabal Omar Hotel Development in Mecca
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.

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KSA Building Construction Updates 2016

16 Dec 2016
King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, KSA
Design: Schiattarella Associati, Architects
King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh
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King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh
Schiattarella Associati, in competition with other 5 internationally known architectural firms, prevailed for the planning quality of its proposal. The Rome-based architecture firm will sign the project for the modification of King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh commissioned by the General Sport Authority (GSA) and consisting of refurbishing most part of the Stadium able to guest almost 50,000 spectators.

page updated 28 Oct 2016 ; 26 Jan 2016
Jeddah Tower, Kingdom City, Jeddah
Date built: 2013-19
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with SWA, landscape architecture
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia Skyscraper
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Jeddah Tower Saudi Arabia Skyscraper
At 1,000+ meters the Kingdom Tower to be the world’s tallest building, with a planned height of 1,008m / 3,307 ft and 167 floors. This new Saudi Arabian skyscraper appears in the CTBUH Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings released today, October 28th, 2016.

24 Oct 2016
Urban Heritage Administration Centre, Diriyah, Addirriyah, north-western outskirts of the Saudi capital, Riyadh
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects, London
Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah
render : Methanoia
Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah
Zaha Hadid Architects has been awarded first prize in the design competition for the Urban Heritage Administration Centre in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The 8,780m² head office of the Heritage Museum 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.

19 + 18 Oct 2016
Addiriyah Contemporary Art Center
Design: Schiattarella Associati, Architects
Addiriyah Contemporary Art Center KSA Building
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Addiriyah Contemporary Art Center KSA
Schiattarella Associati awarded twice for Addiriyah Contemporary Art Center project in Saudi Arabia: ‘Concept Winner’ at this year’s ICONIC AWARDS and Honorable Mention at the American Architecture Prize 2016.

16 Sep 2016
The Piazza Multiple Residence, Jeddah
Design: Badih and Kantar Architects
The Piazza Residence in Jeddah, KSA
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The Piazza Residence Jeddah
The Piazza is an intimate residential area. It draws its inspiration from the way Mediterranean cities have evolved over time to become places of character, and reinterprets the resulting communal feeling into a modern neighborhood.

13 Sep 2016
Al Zahraa Multiple Residence, Jeddah
Design: Badih and Kantar Architects
Al Zahraa Residence in Jeddah
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Al Zahraa Residence in Jeddah, KSA
Divided into two main plots, long strips of narrowly attached residential units create a non-repetitive composition of positive and negative blocks of solid sheets providing privacy and front buffering gardens, thus protecting the houses from being exposed to the main traffic.

5 Aug 2016
Abraj Kudai Hotel, Mecca
Design: Dar Al Handasah
Abraj Kudai
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Abraj Kudai Hotel in Mecca
Abraj Kudai is to become the world’s largest hotel located in Makkah, KSA and upon completion, will offer 10,000 rooms in 12 separate towers.

12 May 2016
Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters Jeddah
Design: Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Abdul Latif Jameel Corporate Headquarters, Jeddah
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Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters, Jeddah
Currently in construction, this building will provide a centralised facility for 2,500 associates. This regional diversified business interests encompass automotive distribution, auto parts manufacturing, financial services, renewable energy, environmental services, land and real estate development, logistics, electronics retailing and media services.

28 Mar 2016
Ring House & Atelier, Riyadh
Design: Marwan Zgheib, MZ Architects
Ring House KSA
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The Ring House & Atelier in Riyadh, KSA

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