Among the rocky dunes of Riyadh desert, in Saudi Arabia Sandrini designed this Majilis.
The main mood of this futuristic construction, made of wood and glass, is a circular vertical garden that covers the interior walls of the hall. The project is based on two clear and recognizable spatial principles which are both taken from the Arabian architecture tradition: on one side, a structured, geometrical and organized space of prayer centers, whereas on the other side the captivating, flexible and cozy of the tent.
Mixing these two principles leads to the creation of a solemn area yet, at the same time, of an intimate and private atmosphere.
The passage from the strong and dazzling light of the outside to the pleasant dim light of the internal rooms, is characterized by a series of domes.
In the main Hall, in addition to the green walls, there are 4 big Palm trees that stand out and touch the ceiling and a dome, which is rigorously made of glass.
The quality and the control of light made up one of the fundamental objectives of the project for the survival of the essences and of all the life of the internal garden which is built in compliance with the Arab tradition.
This is one of the most ambitious and majestic vertical gardens realized by Sandrini.
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