dawan plaza

Al Khobar, KSA

client: confidential. lead architect: BFS architects.

client: confidential. lead architect: BFS architects.

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size: 15,040 sq/m.

date: not yet known.

desert INK’s design for this boutique retail development in Saudi Arabia places the contemporary architecture within a series of plazas and dense tree groves. Driven by a desire to make the spaces comfortable and adaptable for a variety of events and dining, the ground plane is kept uncluttered and open, with grids of street trees penetrating through panels of paving. Employing structural soil systems to support the paved surface above un-compacted and extensive soil reserves ensures that these trees are provided with the conditions necessary to achieve the desired maturity and size, becoming the signature element of the project.