Conference Center Design Award

The Award!!

We recently blogged about our participation on the design team for the Conference Center at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The landscape architect leading the project, H.M. White Site Architects, applied for and was given an Honor Award for the project.

We’re extremely proud to be named alongside them  – it’s our first official award from a chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects! We’ve been doing this a long time, but never has our participation on a design team been recognized.  Other firms on the team included Plant Driven Design and Greenlee & Assocs (Horticulturalist), and Wolf Creek Company (Irrigation).

From the letter:

This was a huge collaborative team effort which we could not have done without the expertise and support of a talented consulting team.  We would like to congratulate you as a participant on this endeavor.

Thanks again to Sam Lawrence, Hank White, and all their collaborators for including us on this exciting project.

Conference center design project receives NY ASLA 2012 Honor Award

Original concept for the King Abdullah Financial District Conference Center

We’ve done a lot of unusual projects over the years, but the KAFD Conference Center is probably the most exciting one we’ve come across. Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the structure is covered with over 15,000sf of modular green roof, with nearly 10,000sf of living wall inside.

Tournesol Siteworks was invited to participate on the design team by HM White Site Architects, who are responsible for the breakthrough modular green roof design. The building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York City, is the first major element in the new development slated to be the home of new banking and financial infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.  The project will utilize a number of remarkable environmental construction technologies to reach an expected LEED Gold status.

KAFD Elevation

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