2020 results

Desert X AlUla Visitor Centre
by KWY Studio


KWY Studio has designed a visitor centre with a circular roof opening in Saudi Arabia's Desert X.

Desert X AlUla Visitor Centre is a modest structure, designed and rapidly built, drawing from two local references: an archetypal walled garden, expressed in the ruled symmetrical geometry and enclosed appearance, and constructive clarity, with spaces appearing to be carved from a solid mass through simple subtractive operations.

The visitor centre is open: visitors to the landscape and the art will complete the experience.

This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: KWY Studio
Project: Desert X AlUla Visitor Centre

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