Saudi Arabia puts an incredible amount of importance on understanding oil, as the natural resource is absolutely essential to the nation's economy, so it makes sense that the country would employ some of the world's top architects to design the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh. The accepted concept, which comes from international firm Zaha Hadid Architects, features a crystalline design that has been compared to honeycombs.
Considering what has been established about the environmental impact of oil as a source of fuel, one might not expect a progressive firm like ZHA to take on a petroleum studies center. However, the center has been proposed not to further a reliance on oil, but rather to provide a place for discovering alternative, sustainable practices that will help Saudi Arabia transition away from oil in the future.
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- By: Joey HaarOct 26, 2017