To create a space to honor the past, bring into close conscious where we are at the present moment and to spotlight visionary ideas which have the potential to create a bright future where life as we know it today is coexisting in equilibrium.
The Cultural Center will provide for a wide range of activities serving the local population and becoming a cultural landmark on both a regional, national and global horizon. When completed, the project will contain diverse cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum and archive.
Rammed earth has been chosen to create a link between the ancient construction material - earth - which was used in most parts of Saudi Arabia until the seventies, but got replaced with concrete buildings.
The rammed earth elements in this project show up how sophisticated an ancient technique can be shaped.
The dimensions of the earth walls are impressive.