Sustainable urban development
During the building phase Henning Larsen Architects acts as
consultants ensuring that the proposed scheme achieves a standard
that will be seen as a world-class example of sustainable
By optimising the building proportions the outdoor temperature
has been lowered by 6-8 degrees Celsius. Also the use of light
facade materials maintaining humidity, vegetation and water
features in the landscape help achieve the lower temperature.
Facades are varied in respect to orientation in
order to enhance energy saving.
Local materials reduce energy consumption for
Quality materials have a long lifetime and
require a minimum of maintenance.
Solar cells placed on roofs and integrated into
Transparency of facades designed to create the
best indoor environment controlling heat from the sun and
Shading of facades to reduce cooling loads and
to lower outdoor temperature.
Use of roofscapes to achieve sustainable
Skywalks that connect the buildings and an
integrated public transport system help reduce the need for cars.
Skywalks are energy neutral and powered by solar energy.
King Abdullah Financial District entails district
Intelligent lighting reduces energy
Furthermore, the Project Environmental Sustainability
Policy gives specific guidelines for
- Global Atmospheric Impacts and Local Air Quality
- Outdoor Environments
- Indoor Environments
- Land use and Ecology
- Materials and Waste