Gallery: HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Pla...

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a new international graduate-level research university and amazing desert campus located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. Designed and built by HOK in less than three years the campus was designed for maximum sustainability and minimum energy use while incorporating traditional Arabic architecture and modern technology. At the heart of the campus is the KAUST Academic Library, which serves as a dynamic student commons bringing people together both socially and academically.

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  1. karenwil April 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Being the largest LEED NC-Platinum project ever is great but many people would agree with me that small builds are truly the greenest.
    That said this project looks wonderful the architects designed well crafted buildings.
    I don’t think I have heard of mashrabiya screens before.
    Reducing heat is a core issue in the Saudi Arabia.

    “At night, the building’s transparent nature transforms it into a beacon of light” – well written article, I love the night picture. The Sofa’s sleek are simlar for the famous Mr. Nilsson Sofa.

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