International Cultural Museum, Adaptive Re-Use and Restoration


Saudi Arabia

Dirriyah Cultural Museum

Atturaif in the First Saudi State, Dirriyah, SAUDI ARABIA
Cultural Museum, Adaptive Re-Use & Restoration
Arriyadh Development Authority

Project Description:

The project comprises the restoration and adaptive re-use of the historic buildings and structures that form the Atturaif district. The town was constructed of earth formed structures with limestone and timbers used as supports and decoration.

The integrated design includes the provision and full fit-out of museums located within the existing ruins. The various museums display the history of the Military force including the reliance on horse transportation and Daily Life through the restoration of typical house clusters.

The film below shows the scale and complexity of this amazing project.

Washington Brown’s Role:

Washington Brown was commissioned by the lead architects to provide a fully specified Bill of Quantities for the new integrated construction, including preliminary budgetary estimates for the project. Washington Brown has been instrumental in the co-ordination and delivery of the trade package distributed to specialist contractors selected for the project. We further provided pretender budgets for the client and the project team.

Working within restrictive schedules; and in conjunction with the services consultants, engineers, conservation and museoligy experts Washington Brown has provided guidance and reviews of all the design documentation throughout the project, highlighting co-ordination issues prior to final release of the documents.

The quality of service provided by the Washington Brown team throughout the project is evident with the securing of a secondary commission for another restoration project with the Arriyadh Development Authority with the lead design Sydney based architects.

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