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united states embassy competition riyadh, saudi arabia

site description:

unit plot within planned development for foreign embassies, riyadh


To create a secure building meeting programmatic needs while using the context to make site specific forms.


The form for this structure was developed using the image of a sand dune. The secure exterior concrete forms express the steep hard edge of the dune, and the internal private tensile structure express the gradual sloped side of the dune.


· stretched fabric tensile structure

· tensile cable lattice shaded exterior walkways

· concrete forms

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