A new video of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Zaha Hadid Architects has been released. Filmed by German Photographer Hans Georg Esch, the 7-minute movie showcases the building from every angle, discovering its beauty and stateliness. Completed in 2017, the project has been shortlisted in the category of higher education and research completed buildings at the World Architecture Festival 2018 happening later this year in Amsterdam.
With a campus that spans over 70,000 square meters, the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) is a modular structure that grows and multiplies like a living, organic cell. Comprised of five hexagonal prismatic honeycomb-shaped structures, the center is a non-profit institution for independent research into policies that contribute to the most effective use of global energy. It develops policies and economic frameworks that aim to reduce the environmental impact and overall costs of energy supply and enable practical technology-based solutions to use this more efficiently.