Located 80 km north of Jeddah near the fishing village of Thuwal, the campus site includes a coral-reef ecosystem that will be preserved by the University as a marine sanctuary. The buildings are articulated within a sophisticated network of indoor and outdoor public spaces that take advantage of the exceptional site, maximizing the benefits of the unique ecosystem while mitigating the harsh climate. A monumental roof, equipped with solar panels, connects and shields the buildings from the sun while producing clean energy. The campus buildings are integrated with atriums and courtyards to allow natural light to enter and to facilitate natural ventilation into a majority of the interior spaces. Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Radoine, Hassan (curator). 2012. CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present. [Exhibition brochure]
A brochure for the "CHANGE: Architecture & Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present" exhibition organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation and curated by Dr. Hassan Radoine. The exhibition documents modern architectural production of architects and engineers in the Middle East that has influenced the rapid transformation of the region, including the construction of housing, governmental buildings, tourist resorts, theme parks, towers, the development of cities, and historic preservation.