Stones. Stones thrown by the wind on the desert, this looks like Ithra, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture designed by the Norwegian architecture and design studio Snøhetta, with offices in various continents, for the energy giant Saudi Aramco. Inside it houses a theater, a cinema, a library, a children's museum, exhibition halls. Nature is not only plants and animals, but also rocks, wind, deserts, the sea. Here organic forms are born from the flesh of the earth, a geology that shows a time measured in eras, where the centuries are insignificant fragments of millennia and the time of man disappears, scattered by the blows of an ancestral wind.
TITLE OF THE WORK: Ithra
TYPE: Cultural Center
DESIGNER: Snøhetta Studio
LOCATION: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
YEAR OF REALIZATION: 2018