Lustrum will supply and install almost 20,000 shelving metres in the new five-storey central library building, making this project one of Lustrum’s largest so far. Lustrum supplies, installs and services high quality shelving as well as accessories for libraries worldwide, representing the best of Scandinavian design, functionality and quality. Littbus, their innovative, flexible and comprehensive shelving system, has been selected for this project.
The university campus itself has been designed by the American architectural firm HDR. King Abdulaziz University is a top ranked school in the Saudi region and a pioneering institution for medical research and education in the Middle East. HDR worked with the university for nearly two decades, providing programming, planning and design for the King Abdulaziz University Health Sciences Center and the University Campus Project. HDR's design work at the university encompassed more than 8-million-square-feet of space, making it one of the largest architecture projects in HDR's history.
The 3.5-million-square-foot Health Sciences Center included patient care and academic facilities, research laboratories, housing, general support facilities and utility plants. The approximately 5-million-square-foot University Campus Project included main academic facilities related to the arts and sciences.