Athr Gallery and the Design Gallery

Al Jadīdah / Saudi Arabia / 2022

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The Gallery will be the epicentre of the artistic energy in the upcoming art districts. A world wide recognised


modern Art Gallery as the RCU design studio and exhibit space will connect visitors, locals and artists or designers. The building is shaped around the plaza, creating typical and luminous courtyards for the public realm. Shaped views continue the visitors experience from the Wadi walkway to the heart of the Gallery.


The temporary building will be cladded with a familiar yet modernised design of the breeze blocks pattern


celebrating one of the most recognisable Al Jadidah designs. After researching traditional Al Jadidah patterns, four were chosen and entered within an algorithm. The algorithm consists of taking the four pattern seeds and distributing them within a grid that fills the façade. The result is a dynamic and modern design rich in heritage. These custom made corten steel curtains explore the transparency and permeability of the building as it dialogues with the public realm. We bring the open air museum indoors, in a high level gallery space within the heart of the Al Jadidah arts district.


Credits
Architecture Firm: Giò Forma + AlUla Design Studio for RCU
Lead Architects: Florian Boje/ Samantha Cotterell/ Cristiana Picco/ Claudio Santucci


General Contractor design and Built : Craft Group KSA Orazio Moretti


Other participants
Black Engineering, AlUla Design Studio

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    The Gallery will be the epicentre of the artistic energy in the upcoming art districts. A world wide recognised modern Art Gallery as the RCU design studio and exhibit space will connect visitors, locals and artists or designers. The building is shaped around the plaza, creating typical and luminous courtyards for the public realm. Shaped views continue the visitors experience from the Wadi walkway to the heart of the Gallery. The temporary building will be cladded with a familiar yet...

    Project details
    • Year 2022
    • Work finished in 2022
    • Client Royal Commission for AlUla
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Art Galleries
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