Dar Al-Uloum Library

LocationAl Jouf, Sakaka, KSA
StatusCompetition , Second prize winner

The competition program is the redevelopment of the existing Dar Al-Uloum Public Library and surrounding campus located in Sakaka, Al Jouf Region in Saudi Arabia.

Taking a closer look at the urban fabric of Al-Jouf region, one can notice that Al Jouf fabric has a unique special and urban organization that can be characterized by the castles and towers that are situated on defensive and high hills creating focal points on the regional scale On the urban scale we find that towers act as an anchor for urban and population formation creating isolated neighborhoods that are formed around the towers (anchors).

Inspired by this hierarchy, the library design process revolved around making Dar Al- Uloum Library a knowledge hub and anchor to the urban fabric of Skaka city and Al-Jouf region