AL-MADDAN CENTER | Zein Engineering


Commercial Commercial


Type: Commercial
Client: Chaikh Mohammad Al-Maddan 
Location: Riyadh,KSA
Size: 7000m2
Year: 2017
Status: Idea

Lead Architect: Alexandre ZEIN
Design Team: Charbel Choucair, Rita Akiki

The building is an oasis that will combine the benefits of space, air and greenery. Sustainability is the key criteria that the building pursuit. The sequence of spaces is orchestrated as a stairway that reflects the building’s geometry, in a way that the form follow the functions that reacts to it. In the ground floor, the exhibition hall and the offices emerges while in the upper floors we have a mix of offices and dormitory. A slight straight translation on each level of the building towards the plot’s outskirt to generate green spaces as a canopy to the extreme tropical weather of KSA. The façade is a translucent curtain that conserve 60 % of the intensive solar rays leaving the interior spaces comfortable and viable.