New Video Celebrates a Prismatic Complexity of Zaha Hadid Architects’ KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia

German photographer Hans Georg Esch has released a new video charity unconditional footage of Zaha Hadid Architects’ King Abdullah Petroleum Studies Research Centre (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The 7-minute-long video celebrates a scheme’s “hexagonal kaleidoscopic honeycomb structures” by interior and extraneous moments.

The video’s recover comes weeks after a KAPSARC was shortlisted for a World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 in a Completed Higher Education and Research category.


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch






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New Video Celebrates a Prismatic Complexity of Zaha Hadid Architects' KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia, Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch

Completed in Oct 2017, a 70,000-square-meter intrigue is dedicated to “independent investigate into policies that minister to a many effective use of appetite to yield amicable contentment opposite a globe.” Leading by example, KAPSARC was a first ZHA plan to be awarded LEED Platinum acceptance by a US Green Building Council for a minimized appetite and apparatus consumption, and form sculpted in response to a environmental conditions of a Riyadh Plateau.


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch

KAPSARC is stoical of an alliance of bright forms, orientated in response to prevalent object and breeze conditions. The structure gains in tallness towards a south and west, helmet inner spaces from approach sunlight, while courtyards along a north and northwest concede surreptitious object to wash a interior.


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch

The intrigue incorporates 5 structures: an Energy Knowledge Centre, Energy Computer Centre, Conference Centre with an muster gymnasium and 300-seat auditorium, Research Library with repository for 100,000 volumes, and a Musalla: an inspirational place for request within a campus. The 5 buildings differ in distance and classification in response to their needs, with destiny enlargement done probable by introducing new cells to a honeycomb grid.


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch


Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch
Video still image. Image Courtesy of Hans Georg Esch

For a video’s creation, Esch was aided by associate director Oliver Schwabe, modifying by Christian Becker, and song by Peter Simon.

You can learn some-more about the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre in the plan essay here.

Video via: Hans Georg Esch

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