Glass Cube Reading Room, Arab Urban Development Institute

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Two way spanning portal-framed structural laminated glass cube.

The 8m x 8m x 8m structure is supported by a grid of laminated toughened glass beams and columns joined at the intersection using a friction grip connection. The 2.67m high façade panels are stacked (supported one on top of the other) rather than hung and are structurally siliconed to the glass beams and columns.

Completed 1998