Conference centres, convention halls and auditoriums are the cathedrals of the 21st century. Many of these projects have funding allocations aimed not only at achieving a purely functional building but also at the construction of a unique area of great beauty that is easily recognisable and memorable. Sometimes, they even vie to become the key landmark or monument of the city in which they are located. Or at least one of them.
Recently we had the chance to work on one of these projects. It was in Saudi Arabia, a country that in recent years has been constructing unique buildings that are changing the skyline of its cities, like the future Jeddah Tower, formerly Kingdom Tower, in the city of Jeddah, already under construction, which will reach a height of 1000 meters, making it the tallest building in the world ahead of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai .
The project in which we participated was the Auditorium of the Saudi Press Agency in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. A very special building because of its spherical shape. A true challenge for the architects and also for us, as we took care of supplying the interior wood panelling. Furthermore, we count on a wonderful installer staff from origin country, who was the responsible of designing a special wood formwork system for the project.
The interior wood panelling we supplied consisted of some 1,700 sqm of Spigotec Leo 10 and Spigotec Liso, veneered in cherry wood effect M1. The result? You can see it for yourselves: prism-shaped geometric compositions and light penetrating the interior through its vertices. Spectacular, Don’t you think?
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