2015 – 2018
2020 – 2021

Samahn Heritage Hotel

The project aims to achieve a unique experience based on Saudi authentic culture, rehabilitation of Najd earthen architecture existing and reconstructed, and Luxury target as 5 Stars Resort.
The Masterplan has been designed maintaining the original buildings’ footprints and the clustered Najd typology with narrow alleys and inner courts. This and the traditional earthen architecture constructive system allows constructive unique climatic control and sustainable architecture.

The Rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of Samhan heritage site well suits all the above requirements, providing authentic -genuine - cultural experience, at human scale. This in harmony with Saudi history of the At Turaif UNESCO site and with the beautiful and peaceful nature of Wadi Wanifa. Landscape designed recreating traditional “falaj” smooth water canals.

Client

Nuzul PIF
DGDA

Programme

Urban heritage
Architecture

Location

Old Ad’Diriyah, KSA

Activity

Masterplan
Architectural and Landscape design
concept – schematic – detail

Size

141 rooms
18,000 sqm project area
30,000 sqm GFA

Team

Arch. Andrea Marenco
AR&P Architecture
RINA

Year

2015 – 2018
2020 – 2021

Status

Under construction

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