Art Jameel is hosting an international design competition for the design of a cinema space within the Hayy: Creative Hub in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The complex, which is currently under construction and due for completion in 2020, will be the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The cinema, an independent picture house, will showcase local and international films, positioning itself as the first independent cinema in Saudi Arabia.
As a bespoke independent picture house in Saudi Arabia, the space is positioned to be unique in programme and design, and to invigorate a thriving cultural scene in Jeddah. It will stand out within a truly remarkable complex of social and artistic exchange. The timing of its launch boasts significant and symbolic importance as part of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, in promoting cultural initiatives. Critically the establishment of the cinema reflects the values of Art Jameel in supporting artists and the creative communities it serves.
Scope and Objectives
The scope is to curate the experience of going to the cinema, exploring innovative ideas and adaptations that determine our impressions. Design proposals will work to a prescribed space within the Hayy: Creative Hub, and are challenged to assume the role of architects and interior designers in delivering turnkey design proposals for a completely fitted cinema space. Concepts presented are immersive renditions of spatial layouts, materiality and technical compliance. Designers are encouraged to explore benchmarks for energy efficiency, and for sustainable and ethical procurement.
The aim of the competition is to award the winning design team, with a contract for the detailed architectural and interior design turnkey development of the developed scheme. The design team will then supervise the construction of the developed scheme by coordinating with the wider project team.