Implemented by Doxiades in modern Riyadh, the Grid is redefined for this project in a new understanding that is both modern and historical. Its horizontal two-dimensional nature is warped and distorted into a third-dimensional topology, that of the two Friday mosques that constitute two hills. Easily identifiable from all corners and shaping the silhouette of the neighborhood, they become visual markers of orientation, a seminal role played by the mosque across all ancient Islamic cities.
Partner-in-charge Naji Moujaes
Makram el Kadi