Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"The Perkins+Will design team, led by Principal and New York Office Design Director, Robert Goodwin, AIA, LEED AP was challenged with designing a sustainable urban tower, while taking into account the specific environmental and cultural characteristics of Riyadh...
The design explores the typology of an urban tower in the extreme environmental conditions of Riyadh through a reinterpretation of three iconic elements of Islamic culture—the spiral minaret, the walled garden, and the mashrabiya,” said Rob Goodwin. “The design approach synthesizes the symbolic and functional qualities of these elements into a unified expression of the Foundation’s altruistic mission to protect, replenish, and care for the disadvantaged..."
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