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THE BIG PICTURE


PROJECT


KING ABDULAZIZ CENTER FOR WORLD CULTURE, DHARHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA


Architect: Snøhetta Builder: Saudi Oger Opens: Summer 2016


Located in Dhahran, in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, the Center will provide a wide range of activities serving the local population, with the aim of becoming a cultural landmark on a regional, national and global stage. When completed, the project will contain some 45,000 sq m of diverse cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum and archive. The auditorium will seat 1,000 visitors


and stage a wide range of events ranging from opera, symphony concerts, musicals and speeches. Together with the smaller cinema, this will be an unrivalled venue for the performing arts in the kingdom. The library will become a centre for


learning, containing some 300,000 books available to all and catering for all ages and categories of users. The great exhibition hall will host large-scale travelling exhibitions as well as providing the setting for social events, banquets and conferences.


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