King Abdulaziz center for World Culture by Snohetta 1

The King Abdulaziz center for World Culture located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, by Snohetta, is a national landmark at the place where oil was first discovered in the Arab state.

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The 80,000 square meter center for World Culture will house a library, a four-gallery museum, learning center, cafes and gift shops and more.

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“Fondly referred to as iThra in the Kingdom (meaning enrichment in Arabic) our institution will house a world-class library, archives, a lifelong learning center, youth enrichment and innovation programs, a four-gallery museum and children’s museum, a wide variety of permanent and visiting exhibits, live events and multimedia venues, along with cafes, gift shops, and much more, designed to both inspire and entertain.”

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King Abdulaziz center for World Culture by Snohetta (8)

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