King Fahad National Library

The vibrant geometrical structure of the 20,000-square-meter new building envelops the library built in the 1970s, which is still clearly visible in the heart of the new complex. Drees & Sommer experts developed an optimal energy concept for the library as part of comprehensive energy optimization services.

Additional value

  • Innovative energy-saving design with a high level of comfort

Project data


Gerber Architekten International, Dortmund


Riad, Saudi Arabia

Project duration:

January 2004 – December 2009

Individual services

  • Energy concept
  • Technical building equipment planning

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