KAFD PARCEL 4.11
KAFD PARCEL 4.11
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KAFD PARCEL 4.11

 

CLIENT RIC
ARCHITECT FXCollaborative
YEAR 2011 – 2019
LOCATION Riyadh
VISUALS Amith Nag, AWA

 

As part of a new financial center for Saudi Arabia, we worked with the architects on two development parcels 4.11 and 5.05. These parcels covered a total area of 0.5 million square meters and provided floor space for a mix of office, residential, educational, sports, retail, cultural, and religious space. Throughout the development, protected skywalks encourage pedestrian traffic, and a monorail system promotes the use of public transportation. A traditional “wadi,” a dry river bed that collects runoff, allows for the creation of continuous public green space connecting four of the developments while providing shelter for local plants and animals. Given the location of the two development parcels within the overall development, we developed an exterior lighting design that provides an exciting visual bookend to the development. The facades provided a dynamic interactive canvas of light for the city of Riyadh to enjoy as they drive past the development. The interior lobby spaces are lit such that they relate to the exterior development in continuum, creating transperancies and textures that draw the visitor in, while staying connected to the landscape.