King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is built to support cultural progress in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is going to provide many activities, and it is built to represent a top cultural landmark within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that is not going to attract Saudi Arabia’s local citizens only, but international visitors as well.

 

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is located in Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, the cultural center’s cornerstone was set by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on the 20th of May 2008. It is designed by the Norwegian firm snohetta, and its design shows Saudi Arabia’s history of oil which is a totally new design if compared with Saudi Arabia’s other buildings.

 

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture covers 80,000 meter square. It is a fully integrated institution which will contain world class archives, library, cinema, learning center, a four-gallery museum, cafes and gift shops and children’s museum. King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is going to play host to youth enrichment and innovation programs, and act as a main place for live and multimedia events.

 

The architecture of the building is influenced by Saudi Arabia’s geology and rock shapes that keep the oil wealth inside. The knowledge tower is at the center of the building’s design between the other rocks and it raises above them. The institution is going to be covered with stainless steel tubes that measure 350 kilometers long.

 

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is now under construction to promote the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s constant efforts for cultural and social development.

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