This four-story, 430,000 square foot facility is the largest exhibition center in the Middle East and can accommodate up to 7,000 people in its three main halls. The exhibition and meeting spaces include a 4,000-seat conference hall, a 2,300-seat multipurpose theatre, nine exhibition halls, and a series of 52 multifunction meetings rooms. Built to LEED-gold standards, the facility features energy-efficient LED lighting, and 37,000 square feet of solar panels, which provide 12.5 percent of the center’s energy needs. The striking exterior features a pair of sprawling steel columns that create the illusion of two sidra trees supporting the building’s roof. The tress are symbolically important in the Islamic world and represent beacons of learning and comfort in the desert.
Arata Isozaki & Associates | Renton Howard Wood Levin | HalcrowAcoustician
Sandy Brown AssociatesUsers
Commercial and professional events
New constructionTheatre type
Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specificationCompletion