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KAFD Portal Spas

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KAFD Portal Spas

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2014
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
195,000 sf | 18,500 sm
men's and women's spa facilities
architecture, interiors
Two of the civic Attractor beacons of the urban King Abdullah Financial District, the Men’s and Women’s Portal Spas form the gateway to the masterplan. Seen as geologic formations rising from the land they hover over a stone base, and the body of the buildings are dematerialized by an ethereal perforated metal rainscreen. At their core, verdant gardens are carved through all floors opening to natural light. The guest experience is choreographed on three levels of varied light: from sifted light in the atria, or dim relaxation of treatment, to the brighter vaults of the upper pools.