Present Projects

KACWC (King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture) Dahran



Saudi Aramco

Main Contractor

Saudi Oger


Snohetta, Norvege


105 000 m²


The King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture is a bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom.

Following an invited architectural design competition in 2007 Snøhetta has been selected to design this prestigious cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum and archive.

Located in Dhahran in the Eastern Province the King Abdulaziz Cultural Center will provide for a wide range of activities serving the local population and becoming a cultural landmark on both a regional, national and global horizon. When completed, the project will contain some 45 000m2 of diverse cultural facilities, including an auditorium, cinema, library, exhibition hall, museum and archive.

The King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture auditorium will seat 1000 visitors and will provide for a wide range of events ranging from opera, symphony concerts, musicals and speeches etc. Together with the smaller cinema, this will be an unrivalled venue for the performing arts in the Kingdom. The King Abdulaziz library will become a center of learning containing some 300 000 books on open access and catering for all ages and categories of users. The great exhibition hall will accommodate large scale travelling exhibitions,as well as providing the setting for social events, banquets and conferences. The museum and archive facilities connect the vibrant cultural life of the center to the past and to the very roots of the society from which this center is conceived.

The architectural concept is based upon the following six principles:

The Past and the Future
Culture grows out of the past, without culture no community or company can create a future. The design for the Saudi Aramco Cultural Center embraces both past and future, captured in the present. Both in terms of architectural expression and internal logic this proposal digs down into the past and reaches up in to the future.

Introvert and Extrovert
The King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture concept is both introverted and extroverted. Below grade the museum and archive functions are grouped around the inner void looking inwards to the truths and knowledge to be found within Saudi Aramco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Above grade, the composition reaches out of the ground, connecting to the world beyond.

Repository and Beacon
Located below grade the Museum and Archive becomes a true repository of knowledge, in protective surroundings and stored for posterity. In contrast the Library, Children’s Exhibit and Visitor Centre are expressed as beacons to scholars across the world.

Diversity and Unity
This design takes the form of a complex composition, consisting of a number of individual and discrete components. Balance and harmony is created through interdependence. Each component is fashioned as a unique and tailor- made entity, conforming to and expressive of its own individual needs and requirements.

No component can be removed. All are interdependent and rely upon each other. The resulting composition is an expression of team work. Each part can be endlessly adjusted to suit the individual and specific needs. This form for flexibility is not general or universal, but specific and individual.

The balance and harmony of the King Abdulaziz Center for Knowledge and Culture composition is not static, but dynamic, expressive of the team work and above all of the energy to be found in the people that comprise Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabia. Evoking wonder and bearing memory of the steadfast endurance and hard labour under severe conditions in the pioneer striking of oil.

King Abdulaziz Library Building images / information from Snøhetta

Turki Al Utaibi Surveyors at Ithra(K.A.C.W.C) Project :

The Turki Al-Utaibi Surveyors under the guidance of Saudi Oger Company. Survey dept. is leading by Mr. Mohammed Ali Baba Chief surveyor.

Turki Al Utaibi Company surveyor Assign to One Complete  Area like Tower, Auditorium, keystone, plaza, library and external works. Nearly Ten Survey Crews Teams Performing to work under the supervision of MR.S.K.AFZAL HUSSAIN


Turki Al-Utaibi Senior Surveyor Mr.Syed Khaja Afzal Hussain

Well experienced in CRITICAL AREA.

3D alignment of GRC panel at ITHRA (K.A.C.W.C) Project in Dammam.

Photo taken during survey points setting out for the Grc panel system 3D – alignment. If ordinary surveyors will deal with this type of job with the survey softwares that they have have personally designed and developed for the Grc panel system 3D setting out calculations for pocket calculators, it makes the work faster and accurate from 0 up to +/-1mm.




Laying out for supporting Brackets on the main steel beam at the top Tower roof in Ithra (k.A.C.W.C) project in Dahran.




Turki Al-Utaibi GPS Surveyors

Mr.Nasruminallah working for external works like Road,Pathway,Manholes,Light poles and Pipelines in Ithra(K.A.C.W.C) Project under the Senior Saudi oger Surveyor Mr.Jerry ugat.




Mr.Mohdzakir Turki -Al- Othaibi surveyor working with Saudi Oger company in K.A.C.W.C (Ithra) project.

He use to control Auditorium work like steel alignment, layout of gypsum wall, panel alignment e.t.c



Mr. Sanga Mahesh Turki Al-Utaibi surveyor working on Ithra project.

Plaza was the area he use to control. He is working on  layout of cladding, gypsum and secondary steel work.


Mr. Mohammed Riyaz Turki Al-Utaibi surveyor in Ithra project.

He is working in children oasis under the supervision of Mr.RolanTordecilla senior surveyor of Saudi Oger company.

KAPSARC (kingabdullah petroleum studies and research center) at riyadh.

King Abdullah

I call for objective and scientific research in the subjects of petroleum, environment and climate away from political pressures and influences”​

KAPSARC is an independent, non-profit research institution dedicated to researching energy economics, policy, technology, and the environment across all types of energy. KAPSARC’s mandate is to advance the understanding of energy challenges and opportunities facing the world today and tomorrow, through unbiased, independent, and high-caliber research for the benefit of society. KAPSARC is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)


​Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


KAPSARC is an independent and autonomous institution, financially, legally, and administratively. It is a non-profit energy research organization funded by proceeds from its own endowment, and reports to an internationally-composed Board of Trustees.


Research. Rethink. Reshape.


His Excellency Ali Al-Naimi


The Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members, including the Chairman, President and five independent members, sets policies and approves strategic, operational, and financial plans of the Center. The International Advisory Council advises the Center on its ongoing programs and research projects. The IAC meets once a year and consists of members of national, regional and international stature.


Mr. SamerAlAshgar (President), Mr. David Hobbs (Head of Research), and Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri (Vice President of Finance and Operations).


To advance the knowledge, insight and understanding of energy challenges and opportunities, both domestically and globally, through high caliber research in energy economics, policy, technology, and the environment, in order to create future value and prosperity for humanity and maximize societal benefit.


To be a preeminent global research center for energy economics, policy, technology, and the environment.


Research on energy, the economy and the environment with a focus on identifying the best outcomes for society. Current programs relate to energy productivity, fuel and technology transitions, allocating energy resources efficiently in an economy, future transportation choices, and regional studies addressing China and East Africa.



The research and office complex (ROC) facilities, which are currently under construction, will consist of a uniquely designed research center, conference facilities, energy knowledge center, and an energy computer center. The world-class residential campus has been completed and accommodates the Center’s researchers and support staff.