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Posts tagged as 'Saudi Arabia'

King-Fahad National Library by Gerber Architekten, © Gerber Architekten, photo: Christian Richters

King-Fahad National Library by Gerber Architekten, © Gerber Architekten, photo: Christian Richters

After five years of construction Gerber Architekten has completed the conversion and extension of the national library of Riyadh, The King Fahad National Library, one of the most important cultural buildings in Saudi Arabia. The delicate textile facade, a defining element that provides protection from the sun, was inspired by traditional Middle Eastern design and consists of fabric triangles held in place with tension loaded steel cable.

 

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