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Tuwaiq Palace

Atelier Frei Otto Warmbronn, Omrania and Associates, Buro Happold

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Tuwaiq Palace

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Year Completed



24,000 sq. meters


ArRiyadh Development Authority

Project Description

Tuwaiq Palace or Towaiq Palace is a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which hosts government functions, state receptions, and cultural festivals that introduce Saudi arts and customs to the international community.

At the heart of the concept is the need for physical protection from the environment in contrast to the desire to view the unique panorama available from the site. The concept became one of a series of contrasts: light and heavy, garden and desert, modern and traditional technology, openness and solidity.
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