The Al Faisaliah Center Project is CST’s second architectural dome in the Olaya district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, just down the road – The Al Akaria Shopping Center, was the first. This very prestigious project is a 700’/213 meter high multi-use office tower with a 78’/24 meter diameter glass clad geodesic globe near the top as a pristine world class restaurant.
This $350,000,000 development project by the King Faisal Foundation includes the main office, a 5 star hotel, residential accommodations, retail shopping mall, parking and much more. The architect, Sir Norman Foster, one of the world’s prominent architects, designed a structure that could be called the Eiffel Tower of Riyadh – a true signature structure. The CST team was chosen to do the design/build for a 24 meter 6 frequency dome with an insulated glass cladding system.
CST was selected over a number of other potential glazing suppliers based upon our global dome building experience and reputation. The all aluminum dome provided fast assembly in a challenging site condition.
Client: King Faisal Foundation, Al Faisaliah Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Architect: Foster and Partners, London
Construction Manager: The Turner Steiner Corporation, New York, NY
Engineer: Buro Happold, United Kingdom