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September 24, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology……..>> nice job

The university is located around 80 Km north of Jeddah designed by HOK. But beside the entire very interesting job, what amazed me as an architect is the fact that HOK employed planers and designers from 10 different offices across the globe with multiple time zones to have the actual designing and planning “literally” a 24-7 job. How it works, well, each HOK office had a 2 hour window to create concepts and ideas for the building and post them on a shared server, leaving this experience to be the ultimate brainstorming session.

Ohh,,, before I leave,,,,,, it’s a mixed gender university  “mo5tala6a”.

Ironic fact, KSA is to be more open and liberated,,>> while Kuwait is to be more and more closed minded .

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