Tuwaiq Palace - Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Tuwaiq Palace

Tuwaiq Palace
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Arabian Peninsula)
Architect: OHO Joint Venture, Atelier Frei Otto, Buro Happold, Omrania
Client: Arriyadh Development Authority
Completed: 1985
Site size: 75'000 m²

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Tuwaiq Palace Project Brief

The layout seeks to maximize harmony with the site configuration and the idea of an oasis with terraces, courtyards, and caves enclosed within a sinuous outer wall. Along the wall, three tent-like structures attach themselves.

1998 Award Recipients