One Works Architects and CREW Cremonesi Workshop have been awarded for the design of the new Western Metro Station in Riyadh. MEW has been involved by the architects for giving them special consultancy on the design of the new facades and of the big external canopy for shadowing the west facades.
The facades are composed of steel mullions spaced as much as 4m wide and up to 22m high. A few hollow transoms contrast the slenderness of the mullions. Roof movements due to wind and thermal effects work with the façades with special truss that gather at the top of the mullions to absorb movement of a large threshold. The base of each mullion is pin jointed to the concrete slab. Glasses are insulated and with high thermal performance to contrast the high temperatures of Riyadh.
(Renderings by One Works Spa)