Creative Cluster in Riyadh

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    Winner in Architectural Design - Cultural
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Spanning an expansive plot area of approximately 133,600 square meters, the Creative Cluster encapsulates a blend of culture and commerce, featuring co-working spaces, hotels, museum galleries, cafes, retail outlets, workshops, restaurants, and more. The design aims to cater to both local residents and international creatives, fostering an environment conducive to the growth of talents and imaginative minds.

What sets the Creative Cluster project apart is its emphasis on sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. Employing rammed earth, an environmentally friendly material, as the primary façade material for most buildings underscores the commitment to both aesthetics and sustainability, minimizing the carbon footprint associated with material transportation costs.

The entire complex operates as an integrated system of buildings and gardens, where the canopy system serves as a visual connector between various functions while also providing essential shade in the local climate. The integration of greenery is complemented by a strategic use of water surfaces, contributing to a subtle reduction in air temperature.

IND, founded in 2008, is an international architectural bureau with a branch office in Dubai, engaged in the design of residential and public buildings, educational and social projects,urban planning projects, and the renovation and redevelopment of industrial facilities worldwide. With an impressive portfolio of over 100 projects of various typologies, IND has received numerous prestigious architecture and design awards and diplomas.
IND carefully studies each country, its context, history, and culture to offer best aesthetical, functional and sustainable solutions in their projects.

Other prizes
• 2018. WAF 2018. Shortlisted in the Future Projects category. Maple Boulevard subway station. • 2018. WAF 2018. Shortlisted in the Future Projects category. Redevelopment project of the Water Tower in Shcherbinka. • 2019. Boghossian Foundation urbanlab. Short-list of the Open International Competition for the redevelopment of the NPAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Yerevan. • 2020. Millenium Kaifeng creative Shuang Long. 1st place for the project "Shuanglong Lane Immersive Theatre "Hidden dragon". • 2020. Sichuan Yifang Cultural Tourism co. LTD. 1st place in Xingfu village Pan-Museum competition. • 2020 WAF China 2020. Audience Award. Immersive Theater Project in Kaifeng City