SCOPE Full architectural concept, environmental analysis and area calculations
DESIGN TEAM Ahmed Tarek, Hisham Khaled, Hisham Tarek, Maha Khaled, Noha Khaled
The project is an hotel tower located on the Cornish of Jizan, Saudi Arabia. The site directly overlooks the red sea from almost three directions and is characterized by its various panoramic views of the sea from its upper floors.
The tower consists of 21 floors. The Podium consists of 3 floors for various hotel facilities while the towers consist of 18 typical floors which hold bedrooms, suites and deluxe suites.
The main concept was inspired by Jizan’s heritage and urban context. The cylindrical form of the tower is inspired by the cylindrical masses found in the buildings of the current citizens & also in the Eisha found in their heritage village. The building was subdivided into four masses slightly shifted from each other, with openings overlooking the sea to give the ratio of human scale and to represent the society’s current openness and development while preserving their past.
The tower’s skin was inspired by the geometrical patterns found in the Eisha from using straw as a building material. The tower’s design acts as a symbolic element to the people of Jizan by including elements from their past and future through its ultramodern and unique design.