Apicorp Housing Project, Saudi Arabia, Asia
 
 
Year1980latitude: 26° 21'
longitude: 50° 12'
Period
Initiator(s)Apicorp (Arab Petroleum Corporation)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationStudio Nervi
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=398
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Pyramid shaped housing blocks with spectacular concrete detailing!!!
Hybrid of a pyramid and a housingblock.


Build as an independent and self-sufficient housing unit. It contains swimming pool, sport pavilion, television center, and other facilities that are a bit above the bare necessities of living. The client is the Arab Petrol Corporation and was probably intended for the employees

source: http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.tcl?site_id=398

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