German photographer Hans Georg Esch has released a new video with stunning footage of Zaha Hadid Architects’ King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The 7-minute-long video is a celebration of the projects “hexagonal prismatic honeycomb structures” through interior and exterior moments.
KAPSARC was recently shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 in the Completed Higher Education and Research category.
KAPSARC’s design has solid technical and environmental considerations at its heart, drawing the five elements of the campus into a unified whole. ZHA’s first project to be awarded LEED Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council, the centre is designed in response to the environmental conditions of the Riyadh Plateau to minimise energy and resource consumption. READ ABOUT THE DESIGN HERE