KSU Advanced Manufacturing/

Riyadh - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2017


King Saudi University

Gross area

18.000 sqm

Construction cost

34.900.000 $

Project status

DD Stage Completed

This is an iconic project that moves the border between beauty and functionality forward.

Even though it is a manufacturing building, it requires light and air: through the slits in the surface, both light and air enter the structure and gain their place alongside employees as they work.
The three main manufacturing sheds are enclosed in a solid frame, that walks along the fa├žade and a hidden buffer zone.

This solution keeps the areas united, and yet separate, the formal and official setting, with its aesthetics needs, the walking spaces, with its functional requirements, and the socializing areas, which demand open space, light and calm, and the processing buildings, that own their beauty and rise above the anonymity that usually characterizes these kinds of operating structures.

With this project Edge demonstrates that it is possible to bring beauty even in the most overlooked places.