King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture serves as a vibrant institution that inspires passion for learning, creativity, volunteerism and cross-cultural engagement. The main retail store for the Center is a 3,000 s.f. space offering merchandise that complements the Center’s is dedication to highlighting Arab and Saudi heritage as well as the diversity of cultures worldwide. Located off the central entry plaza, the store establishes a prominent presence amidst the chaos of ticketing and crowds of tour groups. Large scale, continuously changing LED images based on the themes of world cultures provide a vibrant billboard for the store. The interior space is clean and contemporary drawing on a material pallet of natural and man-made materials. The large frieze running along the interior of the space speaks to the store’s mission through the use of the unique yet familiar nature of patterns and textiles found throughout the world.