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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, A Transparent Reflection to Co-Working Spaces


Khatib & Alami (K&A) designed the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSHARC) in Saudi Arabia as a new work of architecture that employs simple, transparent, minimalist volumes set into the landscape; a design language that best reflects the Center’s integrity in funding and coordinating international relief to crisis-afflicted communities.

It also meets the organization's vision for a workplace that drives efficiency, enhances the capability to fast adaptation to change, enables access to people, information and amenities, and provides a safe, healthy and secure working environment.

An agile co-working environment that adds a sense of purposeful design. To accommodate an evolving economy, today's workforce is interactive, agile, connected and cooperative. The increasing rapid impact of technology is changing the way organizations function, how their people work and the places where they do business.

Workplace designs are concepts that K&A is embracing with dedicated teams committed to future-casting their client’s workplaces, shaping in turn their similar groups’ requirements as well as divergent individual needs.

As the architect and lead consultant, K&A designed the Center with an open plan space concept rather than a traditional day-to-day desk or cubicle approach. This agile co-working space is flexible, requiring little if any, long-term commitment, in integrating new technologies. It fosters a sense of community and co-working neighborhood with layouts and areas specifically tailored towards encouraging conversation or privacy as needed.