The Middle East is proving to be the mad-architect’s dream come true. Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of a new cultural center, and this is what it’s going to look like:
Just out of this world. It will have a library, museum, theater and cinema. When a country has an unimaginable amount of money to spend, anything is possible. This project is being sponsored by Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company.
In the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait — the money is ample, the vision is extraordinary, but the reality is hollow. I suppose, as an increasingly higher caliber of people get recruited from all over the world to execute the Middle East’s vision, the reality will soon be seen.