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Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science And Technology Center

Client:
Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Foundation
Location:
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Period:
from 09.2000 to 02.2003
Project Detail

The project consists of general contractor services and civil engineering construction of a science & technology exhibition & educational site/building. The project site is approx. 21,700 m2 and the building design is approx. 14,750 m2, enclosed on 3 major and 1 minor interior level, with ground floor coverage of approx. 6,600 m2.
Major elements of exterior developments consist of but not limited to perimeter fencing, vehicular & pedestrian access drives and gates, extensive exterior pedestrian paved plazas, exterior feature fountain, extensive landscaping and irrigation, water, sewer, fire protection and electrical power u/g utilities, underground water & sewerage tanks, utilities accessory buildings, extensive exterior lighting signage & canopy shade device for part of the parking.
Functional spaces include, but are not limited to large ‘atrium lobby, 175-seat hemispherical large format theater, 250-seat stepped floor auditorium, a gift shop, fast-food-type cafeteria, classrooms, VIP lounge and meeting room, administrative offices and conference rooms, prayer halls, unfinished exhibit spaces, exhibit support & storage spaces, toilet rooms, security guard apartment and mechanical/electrical spaces.
Building development consists of, but not limited to:

  • structural and pre-cast concrete,
  • stone cladding, architectural metal work,
  • 26 m diameter metal geodesic dome enclosure for large format theater, telescope and six meter diameter metal dome enclosure,
  • glazed aluminum curtain walls, poured-inplace epoxy topping,
  • suspended decorative metal ceiling grids,
  • custom signage, elevators and escalators, audio visual and telecommunications infrastructure equipment,
  • security systems, high-tech mechanical & electrical systems,
  • fire protection piping and sprinklers, casework, fixed seating for large format theater and auditorium and a broad range of high quality interior finishes.