Scott Tallon Walker Architects were appointed in late 2010 to develop the concept design and construction documentation for both the new 14,600 sq.m. College of Movement and Sports Science and the 40,000 sq.m. Sports Campus suitable for international events, at King Saud University, Riyadh by Saudi Bin Laden Group.
Our role was to liaise directly with the end users and KSU Projects Office to agree the project brief, then to deliver the full detail design for both buildings while working closely with our client SBG to manage costs and program.
The College Building consists of laboratories, classrooms, lecture theatres, offices and common social areas and was instructed to be designed in keeping with the overall masterplan requirements for material and colour selection.
Start on site date: April 2011 Completion date: September 2012.
The Sports Campus, being a centre for international events as well as college use, breaks the rules of the masterplan and is essentially two buildings connected at lower ground floor. It includes a 7,000 seat indoor athletics arena, racquet courts, mats, gymnasium, student facilities and 50m & 25m Olympic swimming pools, all to FINA standard.
Start on site date: September 2011 Completion date: December 2013