Qasr Al-Hokom

The Downtown Station provides not only a beacon for a new urban awareness in the city but also a public space, an arena for all the citizens of Riyadh. Through the reflective canopy, the levels of the metro are visually linked, like a periscope, reflecting the outside inwards and the inside outward. The canopy rests on a large inclined wall, defining an exterior void which carries indirect light down, whilst acting as a unifying element and reference space in the building.
The two metro lines span through this void space in glazed tubes, giving them a strong presence, clarity, and sense of wayfinding.

Station Area (M2)
Office Area (M2)
Mosque Area (M2)
Car Park (M2)
Public Plaza (M2)
Open Air Eid Mosque (M2)