King Abdullah Financial District - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CambridgeSeven was commissioned to design the buildings and exhibits for the Science Museum and Geo-Climate Centre, a world-class museum complex in the heart of Riyadh’s new King Abdullah Financial District. Each building contains more than 2,500 square meters (27,000 sq ft) of exhibit space, focused on learning through observation and hands-on investigation. Covering the complementary spheres of technology and nature, the KAFD Science Museum and Geo-Climate Centre are each organized into four galleries—Earth, Water, Fire, and Air—drawing inspiration from the Islamic tradition of alchemy that led to modern chemistry. The Science Museum has an additional gallery—Space—located outside the planetarium.