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Riyadh’s KAPSARC Is One Of The Most Beautiful Buildings In The Middle East – Here Are 8 Facts About It

Riyadh’s KAPSARC Is One Of The Most Beautiful Buildings In The Middle East – Here Are 8 Facts About It

Photos of the futuristic-looking King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) have been circulated far and wide on every medium possible. But many still don’t know what it does or anything else about it for that matter apart from the way it looks. That’s where we come in and clear all doubts that surround this amazing building.


That’s enough to fit nine football fields.

Photo Credit: archdaily.com
Photo Credit: archdaily.com

And collaborates with international research centers, public policy organizations, government institutions and global industry to tackle energy challenges.

Particularly those that reduce the environmental impact and overall costs of energy supply.

Photo Credit: archdaily.com
Photo Credit: archdaily.com

And was awarded LEED Platinum certification as it minimizes energy usage by using solar power, water recycling and passive cooling systems amongst others.

Photo Credit: archdaily.com
Photo Credit: archdaily.com

The structure resembles a honeycomb.

It blocks the sun’s harshest rays while remaining open to northern and westerly winds.

Photo Credit: archdaily.com
Photo Credit: archdaily.com

By the Honeywell Smart Building Awards program.

Like the other structures in KAPSARC, even the musallah looks futuristic.

Photo Credit: hok.com
Photo Credit: hok.com

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