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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Builder: Aramco

Contractor: DEPA, Drake and Scull

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Project Value: $2.5 million

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia


The unparalleled structure of The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC) located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, opened to the public in February 2014 and is already prized as an iconic feature in the city’s landscape.

Rondo Malaysia commenced work on the design and engineering of partitions and ceilings on this project in 2010, working alongside the successful contractor DEPA whom Rondo has worked with on numerous projects over the last decade. Rondo also provided extensive design support to Zaha Hadid Architects, to ensure all design requirements and restrictions were met.

The designs were required to have a special emphasis on sustainability in order for the $2.5 million project being able to achieve its goal of the prestigious LEED platinum certification.

In the early stages of construction Rondo supplied Steel Stud and Track and in the remaining stages, Rondo supplied our Shaftwall One-Way Erected System, working alongside Developer Aramco and Contractor Drake and Scull.

The Rondo Malaysia team who work tirelessly on this project were very excited to see the results of their efforts and product supply, with the Centre designed to bring cultures and communities together through dedicated research and holistic methodology.