The King Abdelaziz Center by Snohetta

Located in oil city Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, ten years later The King Abdelaziz Center for World Culture is complete designed by Snohetta. 

The building is a bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. This project will contain diverse cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum, and archive. The venue hopes to be a destination for global social events, banquets, and conferences.

This complex utilizes a keystone arrangement evocative of Stonehenge with a middle stone suspended while remaining elements uphold the foundation. An allipsoidal road surrounds the buldings and creates a common boundary for the two contrasting landscape features, the Lush Garden and the Monosurface.

The museum is a must visit place if you go to Saudi Arabia with a companion of our watches collection here.