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