(2020) Technology Centerclient : Confidential
typology : Commercial
services : Architecture
where : Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
xCassia completed a conceptual design proposal for this 215,000 SF commercial headquarters and digital technology centre in Jeddah. The Client brief called for an efficient design that combines a high-tech and traditional vernacular language.
The massing consists of two north-south rectangles punctuated by the entrance volume and laid out 2.5 meter above ground on top of a half basement that contains the parking facility. The specification for the glass shall purposely allow for maximum light transmittal that is given added efficiency by the screens. In between the glazing and screen facades are service walkways that will facilitate building maintenance without the use of a building maintenance unit (see section).