Friday, March 29, 2013

SkyWatch: New Double Dome Building

When I first moved to Saudi Arabia, I was amazed at the incredible amount of new construction going on everywhere.  Now more than five years later, the pace of new construction has only seemed to increase.

This new building has beautiful detailing and design elements.  While many of Jeddah's office buildings and other business buildings are architecturally innovative and interesting, many apartment buildings here in Jeddah (and there are many) lack imagination.  These apartment buildings are constructed following the same basic boring formula, which seems to be that of maybe 6 railroad cars lined up side by side and then that pattern is repeated and they are stacked on top for several stories.  Nearly all apartment buildings are designed in this manner, one after the other.  

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Jerry Mc Kenna said...

Do you know what this building will be used for?

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Jerry - I don't know yet what this building's purpose will be. I'm interested in going up to the rooftop when it's done!

Anonymous said...

As an architect in KSA, the style of building shows that will be a wedding hall.