King Abdulaziz Cultural Center

Architects:Snøhetta
Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Situated in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the new Cultural Center will be sited at the heart of the oil fields that have been central to the formation and development of the Kingdom.

This initiative to promote the development of culture and knowledge in Saudi Arabia is undertaken by the Saudi Aramco oil company as part of their 75th anniversary celebrations and is particularly relevant in the context of the Saudi Arabian demographic with a very large young population, thirsting for cultural programs.

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The Center has a total of over 70,000 square meters hosting the following program: a Library of some 200,000 books; a 930 seat Auditorium; a 315 seat Cinema; The Great Hall, a high quality multifunctional space; a Museum; a Life-Long Learning Centre; a Children’s Discovery Zone and all necessary support functions including an Administration Area.

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