King Abdullah Financial District
The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Architecture Design: FXFOWLE Architects
3D animation: GRAFF3D
The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a large, mixed use development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The goal of KAFD is to establish a mixed-use community that integrates business and recreational activities for Riyadh’s growing financial workforce.
The development will include offices, hotels, residential units, shops, and cultural/entertainment facilities, all centered around a Wadi, a landscaped pedestrian route that weaves through and unifies the entire district. An outdoor pedestrian experience is atypical for the region.
FXFOWLE’s portions of the development include four parcels currently under construction (Parcels 2.09, 2.14, and 4.07-08, photos attached) and two additional parcels in schematic design. The first four parcels are on track for 2011 completion and are pursuing LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council.