The diverse and cutting edge features designed by JML emphasize the strong and memorable character of this mixed use waterfront development. A focal point of the landscape is a vast floodable plaza which when animated by playful sequences of water jets is transformed into a unique urban water theatre.
JML Consultants designed five unique water features that will enhance the artistic and sensorial richness of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. Within the surrounding outdoor grounds the Ithra water Labyrinth, Third oasis, Childrens oasis and Source water features positively engage and interact with the public.
Water radically transforms the urban landscape and atmosphere. The flooded square becomes dry.
Landscape Architect : Jacqueline Osty
Architects: Reichen & Robert
Inspired by Venice’s St. Mark’s Square flooding naturally in winter, 3.000 square meters flooded with a thin layer of water with a mist effect when the water disappears.