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Landscape surrounding the King Abdulah Sports City with computer visualisation External 3D Visualisation of King Abdulah Sports City and surrounding landscape Rendered model of the King Abdulah Sports City with a green design Hand drawn and computer generated concept diagrams for King Abdulah Sports City Physical 3d model of the surrounding structure of the King Abdulah Sports City Concept drawings and sketches of the King Abdulah Sports City and surrounding structure


Researching and developing new ways of approaching the conceptual design of sports buildings is an ethos fundamental to FaulknerBrowns work. The golf club building for the King Abdullah Sports City represented such a challenge – a building type that everyone can relate to, but one which has not been seriously challenged architecturally, with few contemporary precedents.

From the outset we challenged through investigation the way in which a golf club works: how academy players relate to members, the transition and ceremony of arriving, playing and socialising after a round. After a period of testing and evaluation, a new golf club building concept was created.