LAVA

LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE

KACST HEADQUARTERS

  • Location:
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client:
  • King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Partners:
  • RMJM London; Al Omran; Bollinger & Grohmann Engineering; Battle McCarthy; BB7
  • Status:
  • Under construction
  • Size:
  • 100,000 m2

ABOUT

Throughout the world leading technology and research centres are making great leaps in the advancement of scientific research and renewable technology systems. A new science and technology city will allow the leading thinkers and scientists to develop the ideas, research systems and policies for the future to create long lasting potential for the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The KACST development will be a catalyst for a sustainable, technologically advanced future. It will be primarily a research centre for innovative and sustainable technologies and research but additionally will be a sustainable, activated and engaging precinct for learning and knowledge exchange.

KACST will also offer visitors and researchers a high quality of daily life through a carefully design and engineered public space network of shaded open spaces and landscaped movement networks.

KACST provides an opportunity to set a precedent for others to follow by creating a state of the art science and technology city that inspires the future generations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

See the KASCT masterplan here

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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope