Assila HQ / Peter Ruge Architekten
Textual content description offered by the architects. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and is the most important metropolis within the nation, with a inhabitants of round 7.7 million. It’s situated within the historic area of Najd / Al-Yamama and is located within the heart of a giant plateau on the Arabian Peninsula. The property is located within the western a part of town, close to the diplomatic neighborhood of Al Safarat, which is residence to quite a few embassies and residential complexes. On the east facet of the property, you’ll find King Khalid Street, the place direct entry to Dewaniya and the underground automobile park is situated. On the north facet, a mosque is situated on the alternative facet, with the driveway to the headquarters and its workplaces.
The constructing is a brand new building and contains two essential features – administration with Dewaniya and workplaces, in addition to an underground automobile park. The constructing has been designed primarily based on the oblong form of the plot with two full tales, a mezzanine and a basement. The architects have analyzed conventional architectural kinds and native weather conditions to make sure that the constructing is effectively suited to its surroundings. An inside courtyard has been included within the design to permit for pure air flow and lighting, and varied features have been organized round it to offer an intuitive orientation throughout the constructing.
The constructing quantity has been divided horizontally at an angle, and the 2 components have been shifted to one another. The higher half has been shifted to create a naturally shaded entrance space to the Dewaniya. The bottom flooring homes the Dewaniya with a spacious reception, majlis, and eating space, in addition to a separate entrance foyer for the workplaces. The workplaces, assembly rooms, and a canteen are situated on the higher flooring.
The façades of the constructing are clad with typical native sandstone slabs in three totally different colours – beige, yellow and white. Vertical louvers clad in sandstone have been put in on the façades with totally different orientations relying on the course of the sky and the place of the solar. This design serves as an efficient solar safety for the glass façades. The slats additionally construction and provides rhythm to the façades, forming an important architectural aspect.
The outside areas have been specified by alternative ways – partly lined with stone slabs and complemented with rock gardens and desert vegetation, and teams of palm bushes in distinction to partially inexperienced lawns. The inside courtyard can be paved with stone slabs and may be flooded with water. The constructing’s design has been rigorously thought out to make sure that it’s well-suited to its surroundings and gives a cushty and environment friendly working area.