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King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture – ITHRA
Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

  • Projekt ITHRA
  • Architekt Snøhetta, Norway
  • Lichtplaner Buro Happold, London / AhmadElq
  • Generalunternehmer ARAMCO, Dhahran
  • Fotograf Buro Happold
  • Repräsentanz LIGHTECH - Light Technologies Company Limited, Al Khobar branch office

When the area around the fish­ing vil­lage of Dammam became the first com­mer­cial oil field in Saudi Arabia in 1938, nobody could have fore­seen that, almost 90 years later, it was to become the country‘s cul­tural centre.

Yet not only the choice of loca­tion is sym­bolic. The King Abdu­laziz Center for Global Cul­ture, a build­ing com­plex also known as the Ithra” (Arabic for enrich­ment), has been designed as a col­lec­tion of stones that, although sep­a­rate and dif­fer­ing in size, form a single unit as a mass of rock. The 80,000 m² facil­ity con­tains, among other things, a library, a knowl­edge tower, an idea lab, a museum with four gal­leries, a cinema and the­atre as well as an energy exhi­bi­tion.

The light­ing in the exte­rior grounds is in har­mony with the nat­ural lan­guage of the archi­tec­ture. By day, the organic design of the Selux Olivio lumi­naires blends per­fectly into the sur­round­ing park land­scape. At dusk the seven-metre Grande sized high poles from the Sis­tema design line with four arms and four lumi­naire heads each immerse the sur­round­ings in a pleas­ant light – styl­ishly empha­sis­ing this spec­tac­u­lar build­ing.

  • The organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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