Client: Riyadh Commission For Riyadh City
Location: Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
Services Provided: Design & Supervision
Total Built-up Area: 229,000 m²
Construction Cost: : US $120,000,000
Starting Date:1994 Design - 1995 Supervision
Completion Date:1995 Design - 1996 Supervision
1995 - The design of this project won first prize in an architectural competition, in a joint venture with the Community Design Collaborative Organization (CDC) in Cairo. Al-Ta'meer Shopping Center was designed with an inspiring architectural character that would contribute to the transformation of the city center into a vibrant urban fabric, and which is located near the Justice Palace and The Grand Mosque in downtown Riyadh. The architectural approach would provide a model for contemporary Arab Bazaars through architectural elements and materials used, which blend the heritage with modern technology in a harmonious manner.
Al-Ta'meer Shopping Center includes four main markets; the Central Market consisting of 515 shops, the Grand Festival Market consisting of 250 shops along with seven large stores, the Heritage Market consisting of 74 shops and the Gold Market which comprised of 120 shops; where these centers meet through a series of passages linking the urban surroundings to the main open plaza in the project.