King Fahad National Library
Riad, Saudi Arabia
© Christian Richters
The client's requirements are the basis for the development of our design concepts. Deductions from the site's specific characteristics and history, the surrounding structures, climate and access paths, as well as energy and ecological needs - aspects of particular importance today - are all parameters of our design process, at the end of which the building or urban landscaped ensemble, should, as a unique element, reflect the genius loci, formulating a distinctive and memorable idea of structure and space in all its parts. By reducing design concepts developed in this way, all important ideas should - in the form of a small logo - be visually imparted, make an impression and set a sign. In the end, when the building is used and experienced, this conceptual sign should be perceptible as a structure and in all its parts recognizable through its clarity and conclusiveness, right down to the use of materials and colour. This is only possible, however, when the design's basis is a rational, functionally intelligent, innovative and thus formally expressive concept.
Competent consultancy and planning of all design and building stages: Conceptual designs and ideas | Design | Implementation planning |Public tender | Construction supervision | Cost calculation and cost control | Project controlling | General planning with independent specialist engineers | Urban planning | Architecture | Interior design | Landscape architecture