Universe Observatory
UNIVERSE OBSERVATORY
Saudi Arabia

We have been selected as one of 10 promising young architects from all over the world by Royal Comission for Al Ura (A government agency of Saudi Arabia).

This is the Competition planning the art-villa on Al-Hijr Archaeological Site(world heritage).

This is “Universe Observatory” to create new understanding and experience of the world with framing grand landscape and history of Alula and layering diversity of time and existence on the Universe.

Human beings have innovated Human Space and Intelligence to live with framing the world through architecture and art. The understanding the world and Human Civilization has evolved with different framing of the world by the time. Therefore, Our Design target to create the re-framing of the world by integrating the Universe and Earth, Nature and Humans with our architecture and art.

01: Abstract Forms and Floating Oasis

02: Sun / Stars Clock to understand the Cycle of Universe.

03: Site Friendly Structure for World Heritage

04: Improving Local Climate with New Building

Data Sheet
  • Creative Direction
    SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects Inc. (Daisuke Sugawara)
  • Architecture
    SUGAWARADAISUKE Architects Inc. (Daisuke Sugawara, Ayaka Yamamoto)
  • Art Work
    Takashi Kiriyama, Satoshi Uchiumi, Ayaka Yamamoto
  • Structure Design
    Kozo Keikaku Engineering (Tomohiko Fukui, Koichi Ishiduka, Ryota Hosomi)
  • Facility Design
    Keiichiro Taniguchi
  • Perspective
    Yu Takagi
  • Location
    Al-Ula, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Design Period
    Oct. 2019 – Dec. 2019
  • Competition Organizer
    Royal Commission for AlUla , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia