King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center 2018
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Project Category:Conference, Film and Lecture Spaces
Architect:SOM - New York
Completion Year:2018
Location:Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Building Size:1,320,000 s.f.
Capacity:600 seats
The King Abdullah Financial District Conference Centre is a state-of-the-art building designed to the highest technical standards to provide a conference facility for the KAFD, as well as the rest of Riyadh. It is structurally innovative having being designed as an extension to the desert landscape. The revolutionary modular roofing system features areas of Arabian horticulture in addition to internal green walls.

The state-of-the art building sets a new standard for flexible conferencing, providing a multipurpose event hall with operable walls, a 600-seat auditorium with full lecture and cinema support, and a "digital forum" approach that allows all venues to be internally and externally networked.


Awards
Honor Award - AIA - Middle East 2018
UnBuilt Projects - Honor Award ASLA 2012