De Boer to build semi-permanent Saudi exhibition hall

The semi-permanent King Abdullah Exhibition Centre will offer 6,500sqm of usable space, De Boer Middle East revealed

De Boer Middle East will build the King Abdullah Exhibition Centre.
De Boer Middle East will build the King Abdullah Exhibition Centre.

De Boer Middle East has been awarded a contract to build an exhibition hall in Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). 

The semi-permanent King Abdullah Exhibition Centre will offer 6,500m2 of usable space, making it one of the region's largest temporary structures.

A life span of between five to 10 years is expected for the structure in its current location.

In a bid to achieve sustainability, the structure may be dismantled and reused in a new location. 

Insulated wall panels will be added to reduce air-conditioning requirements, encouraging greater energy-efficiency. 

The structure, which has a footprint of 60m x 90m, has been designed with fit-outs comprising adaptable conference rooms and retractable exhibition hall divides.

Construction is expected to be completed within two to three months, De Boer said in a press statement. 

Remarking on the contract award, Edward Gallagher, business development director at De Boer Middle East, said: "We’re delighted to be partnering with one of the most innovative, forward-thinking organisations and cities in the Middle East in delivering this exhibition centre project.

"As a result of choosing De Boer Middle East, the city can expect to be delivering exhibitions and events by October – drawing thousands of people, driving tourism, and bringing in revenue."

 

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