a new video of the king abdullah petroleum studies and research center (KAPSARC) in riyadh, saudi arabia by zaha hadid architects has been released. filmed by german photographer hans georg esch, the 7-minute movie showcases the building from every angle, discovering its beauty and stateliness. completed in 2017, the project has been shortlisted in the category of higher education and research completed buildings at the world architecture festival 2018 happening later this year in amsterdam.

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom
screenshots © hans georg esch

 

 

with a campus that spans over 70,000 square meters, the king abdullah petroleum studies and research center (KAPSARC) is a modular structure that grows and multiplies like a living, organic cell. comprised of five hexagonal prismatic honeycomb-shaped structures, the center is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of global energy. it develops policies and economic frameworks that aim to reduce the environmental impact and overall costs of energy supply and enable practical technology-based solutions to use this more efficiently.

 

watch the video above and read more about the project on designboom here.

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

zaha hadid architects king abdullah petroleum studies & research centre video designboom

 

 

 

world architecture festival (WAF) is the largest, annual, international, live architectural event. it includes the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries. WAF is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals to celebrate, learn, exchange, and be inspired. held in amsterdam, the 2018 world architecture festival comprises 5 key elements: the WAF awards; a thematic conference programme; an exhibition of award entries; sponsor and exhibitor stands; a series of networking/social events, as well as WAF fringe activities. INSIDE world festival of interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own awards and conference programme.

  • What a brilliant and beautiful building design. Simple, clear and clean lines, beautiful almost filigran ornamental design, open and lots of light give this building an enormous feeling of space,
    air, lightness, and great connection and integration within its physical and cultural environment. It it is beautiful to see that Zahad Hadids thoughts and inspiration can still Express today by her successors. Beautiful 🙂

    Michael von Reth says:

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