Saudi Arabia

With a population just shy of 26 million, Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East.  Home to the world’s largest oil reserves, Saudi has a key role within the international market.

BuroHappold has maintained a steady and growing presence in the Middle East for the past 30 years. Many of our finest projects are located in Saudi Arabia. Our knowledge and expertise gained over diverse projects allows us to apply new technologies, sensitive engineering and fresh thinking to all that we do working in a challenging climate often within arid landscapes. 

We learn from each project so that we give our clients -  many of whom we have worked with over many years - exceptional value. We respect and understand the protocols of working with distinguished clients on vast public and private sector exemplar projects that lead the world in design and engineering solutions. We seek to apply this understanding internationally.

Many of our finest projects are located in Saudi Arabia, including King Abdullah Financial District and International Gardens, the Diplomatic Club Tuwaiq Palace and the Al Faisaliah Center.

Find out more about our services by contacting the local office, or speak to one of our specialists.

Atturaif Living Museum

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Frei Otto & Ted Happold

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11/03/2015

The sad news of Frei Otto's death was announced on Monday 9 March. He was due to receive the Pritzker Prize for Architecture in May this year – not that Frei was one for accolades. In my mind he was, and will always be, one of...

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26/02/2015

This project will deliver a series of world class prototype designs for publicly funded schools to be rolled out across Saudi Arabia.  The Saudi government recognises that education is one of the key steps towards future...

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02/12/2014

We are celebrating scooping Engineering Consultancy of the Year at the Middle East Architects Awards for the fourth year in a row.  Director Brian Cole said: “We are not afraid to go ahead with unusual projects, to...

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Image copyright - Henning Larsen

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19/09/2014

Monumental in size and scope, this ambitious building will occupy a total area of over 42,000m2. Facilities will include a large auditorium, library, lecture halls and other educational spaces for the IDS, shared areas such as prayer rooms and a cafeteria, as well as a visa application hall for the CAD. 

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13/06/2014

Al Ha’ir Lakes is the fifth and final zone of Wadi Hanifah. Located 25km downstream of Riyadh, Al Ha’ir is at the end of the wadi catchment and receives the greatest amount of water flow in the Wadi. 

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13/06/2014

Ad’Diriyah represents a series of stunning historic oasis settlements situated in Wadi Hanifah, itself an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh. The site is both the location for the founding of modern Saudi Arabia as well as the birth of the Wahab school of Islam (the “Oneness Movement”).

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SAMBA

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18/07/2013

At the heart of the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh will stand the impressive SAMBA head office. A key marker in the district’s masterplan, the building will represent a benchmark in sustainable architecture and...

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Xeritown 1

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17/06/2013

Xeritown is a dense residential development to be built on 59 hectares of the emerging urban district of Dubailand.

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15/01/2013

When confronted with a need to adopt a new direction for their commercial bevelopment the Absal Group turned to BuroHappold to develop a fresh and exciting approach to their needs for a central Riyadh site.

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21/10/2011

Located in the Diplomatic Quarter on the northwest perimeter of Riyadh stands Tuwaiq Palace, a complex originally designed as a diplomatic club but now used by the Saudi government as a hospitality centre. The demands of the...

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26/05/2011

The site of the Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City development is adjacent to the Arabian Gulf coastline, 85km south of Kuwait City. From two environmentally impoverished hyper saline creeks, an ecologically rich waterway city is growing....

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05/05/2011

Wadi Hanifah is a 120km long, 4500km2 watershed that passes through the capital city of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau it has been labelled the most significant natural feature in the region.

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Wadi Hannifah

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Jason Singleton

Jason Singleton

Country Director Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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