Home of Innovation Project Completion

Home of Innovation is a new, state-of-the-art facility developed by SABIC to promote advanced product and materials solutions that address economic, environmental and social challenges.

theOtherDada was assigned as the interior designer with a focus on bringing in sustainable materials and furniture to the project. The design offers a platform to showcase global innovation while identifying and developing new market opportunities and solutions. It responds to the challenges of rapid population growth and urbanization, natural resource demand, and housing affordability in KSA. The ventilation, heating and cooling systems successfully manage to reduce 40% the total energy and water needs of the building. Considered a High-Performance Demonstration Home in Riyadh, the project becomes a model of sustainability showcasing the integration of global innovations with local manufactures.

Home Of Innovation also serves as a gathering place for key stakeholders to collaborate, share knowledge and technology, and showcase innovative yet commercially available solutions that can be manufactured locally.

Consisting of a Collaboration Center and a High Performance Demonstration Home, the facility informs, educates, and inspires the market to consider and apply solutions across key industry sectors. The facility itself is a showcase of energy, water and natural resource efficiency, durability, comfort and connectivity, illustrating high-performance practices, products and benefits. (Source: http://www.ibacos.com)

Take a virtual tour by clicking here!

 

 

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About tOD

Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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