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KAFD Conference Center – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Exterior  Interior
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Building: King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Status: Under Construction (Anticipated Completion: 2015)
Architect: SOM
Landscape Architect: HM White
Structural Engineer: SOM

AE Interests: Extension of angular desert landscape; “Solar chimney” ventilation; Designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification; Hypertufa growing medium developed to allow plant growth on roof and walls; Flexible conferencing; Multipurpose event hall


Written by Emma Bradford

September 10, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Posted in Under Construction

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