Institute for Diplomatic Studies and Consular Affairs Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Institute for Diplomatic Studies and Consular Affairs Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Institute for Diplomatic Studies and Consular Affairs Department, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

Overview

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was expanding and looking to enhance its portfolio with this new, innovative building. The glazed fa├žade is made up of diagrid natural stone, with a geometric three-dimensional pattern draped over the building like a veil.

The building is light and airy, with an impressive open atrium featuring stepped floor plates to create one large uninterrupted space. Encouraging collaboration, comfortable office space sits alongside the auditorium, library and lecture halls.

The Details

RLB’s project team worked with a challenging brief, which was 5 years in the planning.

Ever-conscious of budget, we looked for ways to develop the construction process by sourcing local materials and using alternate construction methods.

RLB is providing cost management services for the construction phase. Our scope extends to contractual advice, claims consultancy and general counsel on all construction matters.