Justice Palace Riyadh

Location: Riyadh, KSA

Completion: 1985-1992

Project Description: Awarded after winning first prize in an international competition, the project won the Agha Khan Award in Architecture (1995 Cycle), and has become since its completion the subject of academic research and publications.

The main concept of the project is to revitalize the center of Riyadh city based on its historical urban and architectural heritage by developing the existing streets and introducing landscape plazas and pathways to connect the architectural elements together. The theme of the contemporary reinterpretation of local traditions is continued in the interior design through spatial organization, details, colors and materials.

The Justice Palace is connected to the Great Mosque of Riyadh by a large public plaza. To the south of the Palace are three buildings housing the Riyadh Municipality, the Governorate, and Police HQ.