KAUST Breakwater Beacon


KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) is an amazing institution of higher learning that is located north of Jeddah near a small fishing village called Thuwal. The Breakwater Beacon, which rises 60 meters into the sky, has become a symbol of the university and is located in a prominent place in its harbor. From the company that designed this architectural marvel: “Built in pre-cast concrete blocks, the complex structure is a collection of unique amorphous hexagonal sections stepping up out of the Red Sea into an elliptical spire. The reverential interior space— with the skin of the atrium creating a dappled shaded effect— is designed for communal gatherings.” HERE is a really interesting article about the design and construction of this difficult project. On my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure, I wrote a post about KAUST shortly after it first opened its doors in September 2009.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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2 Responses to KAUST Breakwater Beacon

  1. Pingback: Almost like Venice « JEDDAH DAILY PHOTO JOURNAL

  2. Dina says:

    Very beautiful. Thanks for the link, interesting.

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