KAFD Geo-Science Centre
Architectural and exhibit design for new science museum and nature center in Saudi Arabia
The KAFD Geo-Science Centre celebrates Saudi Arabia’s contributions to science and environmental education in a pair of buildings, the Science Museum and Geo-Climate Centre, centrally located in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh. C7A’s design is derived from the fragmented and faceted forms of giant crystals found in nature. Crystalline shapes appear to grow out of the Plaza, creating the fractal architectural character of each building. Visitors enter each of the Museums at the Wadi level through lobbies, which act as information/orientation foyers for visitors. The Geo-Climate Centre’s lobby provides access to the museum and IMAX theatre while the Science Museum features a multi-level lobby providing access to and from the skywalks, monorail, and underground garage.
International Business Times
Roland Li of the International Business Times takes a look at the exhibit called “Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present” hosted by the New York Chapter of American Institute of Architects’s Center for Architecture. The exhibit, which aims to challenge …
This USGBC Session Spotlight with Marc Rogers, principal of Cambridge Seven Associates; Heidi Blau, partner at FXFOWLE Architects; and Louis Becker, principal/partner of Henning Larsen Architects focuses on “Extreme Building Envelope Design in Saudi Arabia” presented at the USGBC Greenbuild conference. C7A …