King Abdulaziz Center of Knowledge and Culture

A plant study and design for a vertical garden in a very hot climate where summertime daily highs steadily are over 45 degrees C. The vertical garden covers an area of close to 900m2 for the outdoor areas of a cultural center. The large scale allows for plants of many different character and size. An ensemble of cascading species, sculptural shrublets, lively grasses, compact ground covers and larger, voluminous shrubs making a varied garden.

Client: Snøhetta

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    The green wall, shaped almost like a "U", embraces a garden recessed in the desert landscape.