King Fahad National Library
The King Fahd National Library, one of the most important cultural buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was fitted out by JG Group. This installation is, without doubt, one the company’s major successes in recent years, and one of JG’s most important projects.
The project acts as the central driving force behind urban development and combines the challenge of designing within an existing building with respect for Arab culture.
The new building is covered by a filigree textile facade drawing on traditional Middle Eastern architectural lines. It is a cladding made up of white diamond shaped awnings allowing a view through them.
The membranes are supported by a steel structure, giving them the appearance of canopies in a modern technological interpretation of the Arabian tent structure.
JG fitted out the building with the Adapta, AMT and Qbuc ranges with various finishes based on the way in which each workstation was to be used: maple and aluminium for the reading and study area; white and aluminium for the administration area.
The versatility of the Adapta range, the integration of work and filing solutions in a single brand, and the rapid delivery of project and product requirements were crucial in fitting out this iconic building.