ensamble studio designs multipurpose ‘desert rocks’ landscape in saudi arabia’s AlUla region

ensamble studio designs multipurpose ‘desert rocks’ landscape in saudi arabia’s AlUla region

ensamble studio introduces new locations in THE AlUla area

 

ensamble studio has formulated ‘desert rocks’, a multipurpose landscape of new locations and energies in 

saudi arabia‘s AlUla location. characterised by a special topography which includes the inland desert plateau, the mountain ranges, and the wadi valleys, the area features extreme geological circumstances and varied habitats that carefully coexist. inhabiting its deep sandstone canyons, the venture introduces a series of areas in consonance with the ongoing attempts to create the barely urbanized region.

 

‘the job departs from pinpointing iconic rocks of alUla and recognizing their price as places,’ notes the studio. ‘from the nabatean monument of madain saleh and the pre-arabic inscriptions of jabal ikmah, to the lots of organic formations –like elephant rock, arch rock or hand rock–, the sculptural character and cultural which means of these stony produce powerful attraction forces for both of those people and locals alike.’

memory place – menhir

all pictures courtesy of ensamble studio

 

 

THE MULTIPURPOSE ‘DESERT ROCKS’ Task

 

ensamble studio’s ‘desert rocks’ introduces a series of locations, in dance with the existing architecture of the AlUla region, which is described by environmental actions of wind, water, sand, and land shifts that have sculpted the landscape through generations. the multipurpose project features a centrally-located bazaar, which serves as a civic collecting space showcasing a square and a market. this versatile area provides locals and readers with each other, exposing them to the agricultural background of alUla and other critical traditions and visions. in the meantime, ‘memory place – menhir’ introduces a symbolic factor in the location that permits the contemplation and appreciation of the encompassing landscape. this room characteristics a tower with a heritage museum at its foundation, serving as a viewpoint positioned at the crossroads between the two valleys.

 

other elements of the job involve ‘space rock’, a website visitors heart positioned in an region of substantial touristic desire ‘dune’, a heart for present-day arts and crafts that follows the undulating movements of the land the place it sits ‘star theater’, a monumental stage merged with the canyon landscape and created to hold outside artwork performances down below the desert starry evenings ‘art rock’, a monumental cultural room in the center of the rocky landscape and ‘therma – art baths’, which carves areas in alUla rocks and connects them by usually means of bridges. conceived each as a location for social conversation and intimacy, it accommodates wellness systems that gain from the massiveness of the architecture and the curated contrasts concerning light-weight and dim. ultimately, the ‘canyon resort’ ​offers a hospitality application for art and character enthusiasts, while an artwork village is also planned for the area.

ensamble studio plans multipurpose 'desert rocks' landscape in saudi arabia's AlUla region
dune art heart

ensamble studio plans multipurpose 'desert rocks' landscape in saudi arabia's AlUla region
‘desert rocks’ bazaar – market approach

ensamble studio plans multipurpose 'desert rocks' landscape in saudi arabia's AlUla region
room rock- visitor heart