Year: 2012
Location: KSA
Type: commercial
Status: in progress
The plot is 86,000 SqM. The brief was to design a multifunctional plaza that holds essential functions in Saudi lifestyle: Bank, restaurants, supermarket, shops, medical center, football fields and of course lots of parking spaces. 50% of the plot was dedicated to circulation and parking spaces while 10% was green spaces fora total built-up space of 60,000 SqM. The plot is an extension of a main street in the area, and our aim was to use that that flow and channel it into the project by creating a secondary circulation, vehicular and pedestrian. Architecturally, the shops are black metal structures with glass canopies to accommodate customer's shopping habits. The plot has a level difference of 7meters and large staircases within the project channel customers from one side to another. Green spaces become an oasis and fill the large void that parking does.
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