The King Abdulaziz Centre for Knowledge and Culture, Saudi Arabia

Project value: US$300 million 

The King Abdulaziz Centre for Knowledge and Culture, Saudi Aramco's 75th anniversary gift to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been specially designed to create an iconic state-of-the-art facility that will further inspire and promote the knowledge economy, creativity and cross-cultural engagement within Saudi Arabia and the region. The construction spans over 65,000 square metres and will include: A public library, a museum, exhibition halls and facilities, a lifelong learning centre, a children's learning centre and exhibition an auditorium, cafes and restaurants

Faithful+Gould provided budget estimating and project management for an international design competition to select the architect. The anticipated completion date is 2012.