De Boer to build semi-permanent Saudi exhibition hall

De Boer Middle East has been awarded a contract to build an exhibition hall in Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

The semi-permanent King Abdullah Exhibition Centre will offer 6,500m2 of usable space, making it one of the region’s largest temporary structures.

A life span of between five to 10 years is expected for the structure in its current location.

In a bid to achieve sustainability, the structure may be dismantled and reused in a new location.

Insulated wall panels will be added to reduce air-conditioning requirements, encouraging greater energy-efficiency.

The structure, which has a footprint of 60m x 90m, has been designed with fit-outs comprising adaptable conference rooms and retractable exhibition hall divides.

Construction is expected to be completed within two to three months, De Boer said in a press statement.

Remarking on the contract award, Edward Gallagher, business development director at De Boer Middle East, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with one of the most innovative, forward-thinking organisations and cities in the Middle East in delivering this exhibition centre project.

“As a result of choosing De Boer Middle East, the city can expect to be delivering exhibitions and events by October – drawing thousands of people, driving tourism, and bringing in revenue.”