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King Khalid International Airport: Gateway to a Country and Culture
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King Khalid International Airport: Gateway to a Country and Culture

The opening of the 3.3 million-sq.-ft. King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, helps HOK crystallize the concept that an international airport is not only a gateway to a city, but also to a country and a culture. In the case of King Khalid, the design reflects the uplifting, gracious culture of Saudi Arabia.

Several of the airport’s organizing themes are derived from Islamic religious and secular structures, most prominent being the use of triangular relationships. 

Watch Chairman Emeritus Bill Valentine talk about the airport’s design.