FXFOWLE releases latest images of Saudi’s KAFD

Latest construction images of the multi-billion-dollar King Abdullah Financial District, outside Riyadh, have been revealed by an architecture firm working on the project.

Master-planned by Danish firm Henning Larsen, the district contains many buildings designed by New York-based firm FXFOWLE.

A spokesperson for FXFOWLE told Middle East Architect that the practice is hoping to complete several projects and parcels by the end of 2012, including its gleaming marble mosque which won the Community Future Award at Cityscape Global in 2010.

It is also nearing completion on parcels 4.07 and 4.08, which contains two towers (88m and 133m-tall) connected by a retail podium across a shared landscaped plaza.

However, the spokesperson added that the buildings, even if completed in 2012, will not be occupied until a later date due to the state of development on the surrounding infrastructure.

He also revealed that excavation work is currently underway on the shimmering Museum of Built Environment, with construction to start in 2012.