Saudi Arabia's new developmental projects

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  1. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Some of the projects currently under development


    King Abdullah Financial District

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    Hail University


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    The Al Rajhi Tower

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    King Abdullah Stadium

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    Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) headquarters

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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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  7. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    Why does it look like the architects/designers are smoking crack?
     
  8. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    i have to agree, that first pic looks like something out of the jetsons. Im not sure if its just the photo or not but it looks like the whole district is floating in the air
     
  9. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    It's a drawing.
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Probably they are!

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    But its cool. I really liked what they did with Jeddah and I cannot wait to see how all these turn out!

    The al Jawaraha in Jeddah

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    The TV tower in Jeddah

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    And the proposed Mile Tower also in Jeddah

    Its a seaport so they want tall buildings
     
  11. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    ok drawing then
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I think its just the effect created because of the way the flyovers are aligned.
     
  13. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Very nice designs but are those buildings environmentally green and using solar power or other types of clean energy?
     
  14. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    It's Saudi Arabia! Oil is nearly free. what do you think?
     
  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    One day there might not be any oil besides it would save them money in the long run and saving money is a very good thing in any society.

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  16. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    I doubt they're worried about the oil drying up.
     
  17. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I agree but having green buildings would be a nice thing to do to show that they are trying to help the Earth.

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  18. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Not free. They pay almost one riyal a gallon.

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    But they are involved in research in alternate energy and nuclear energy

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    They'll probably turn completely to nuclear energy in a year or two

    How Soon Will Saudi Arabia Turn to Nuclear Energy?
     
  19. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    These buildings gonna burn pretty when the revolution comes...
     
  20. clusteringflux Version 1. OH! Valued Senior Member

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    So, who would be the rebels in that revolution?
     
  21. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I can tell you've never been to Saudi Arabia.

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  22. John99 Banned Banned

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    Nice buildings.


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  23. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Damn near appalling...all of it.

    Architecture has become a competition to see who can most efficiently express the malaise of modernity.

    Neurosis personified...in steel and stone.
     
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