Dar Al-Uloum Library, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
The redevelopment of the Dar Al-Uloum Library presents an opportunity to put learning at the heart of the community, creating a series of reading environments to stimulate a wide cross section of society.
Our proposal seeks to establish a model for the library which both respects the characteristics of the traditional reading room and delights in the opportunities presented by the digital world.
A place of both/and, rather than either/or, the resultant library is both formal and informal, serious and sociable.
Our proposal develops outwards from a new reading room at the library’s heart, through a series of internal landscapes, to a rich and varied external landscape for relaxation and gathering.