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UAP complete Jeddah ‘Beacon’

September 29 2009

UAP complete Jeddah ‘Beacon’
Urban Arts Projects (UAP) has completed a 60m high ‘Breakwater Beacon’, centrepiece of a $7bn research institution for the King Abdullah University for Science & Technology (KAUST), overlooking the Red Sea in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Australia based designers have drawn inspiration from Arabic maritime traditions, in-region artwork and architectural detailing to create a modern interpretation of a lighthouse from pre-cast concrete blocks rising out of the sea in an elliptical spire.

Internally an amphitheatre and reflection pond have been created within the dappled shade of the atrium, used as a communal gathering space and has been developed as part of an international arts programme by the university to promote collaboration and exchange.
UAP complete Jeddah ‘Beacon’

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