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RIYADH

How do present the Prince with a global vision of his future new metro station?

„Great work! This video is a clear summary of the impact of our design on public space of Riyadh. It is equally a well-structured and a moving example of sharing deep knowledge of architectural design and building processes with Clients, builders and society.”

 

- Michael Beckert, Director,

Snohetta

project details

Riyadh is currently in the process of building a completely new network of public transport. The architects at Snøhetta have designed one of the most iconic metro stations ever to be  located in Saudi Arabia. For the purpose of righteously standing up to the occasion, morean developed a handcrafted film showcasing the construction. It features a time-lapse study of the building process – starting with the excavation ditch and ending with the finalization of the imponent canopy hovering over the building.

 

Quoting the architects’ thoughts and ideas regarding this shiny architectural spaceship:

 

“The Qasr Al Hokm Downtown Metro Station will become an icon for the renaissance of the city of Riyadh. Building upon the principles of sustainability, the station highlights a new consciousness of this generation, to build a future that recognizes the value of natural resources and its important role in urban regeneration, based upon the principals of sustainable urbanism.

The Downtown Metro station is designed as an urban plaza with a large canopy providing shade to the surrounding public spaces and channeling daylight down into train station below ground. The polished stainless steel canopy functions as a landmark signaling the station’s entrance.”

Client: Snøhetta

Year of completion - 2014

Location - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Creative Agency - Morean Animation Berlin