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Wendell Burnette Architects Designs ?Mirage? Hotel for Saudi Arabia?s 1st UNESCO Site

Wendell Burnette Architects has released images of their design for Saudi Arabia?s 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site, the MADA?IN SALEH or HEGRA south of Petra; which has recently been approved by The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.

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Wendell Burnette Architects has released images of their design for Saudi Arabia?s 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site, the MADA?IN SALEH or HEGRA south of Petra; which has recently been approved by The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage.

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Project Description via Wendell Burnette ArchitectsOur hotel concept for the MADA?IN SALEH UNESCO World Heritage Site is designed as a mirage within the south edge of the Jabal Ithlib (Mountain of Standing Stones). From afar, our design intends to recede, to disappear into an isolated group of smaller standing stones as an anonymous base constructed of light silica stone from the sand plain in a simple geometry - quiet and humble and unknown to the roads approaching the Jabal Ithlib and the ancient city of Hegra.
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From any direction on foot, on camelback, on horseback or by carriage - no glass, no reflections, only a low stepped sandstone base - even at night, one may only discern the warm glow of a group of campfires around some island rocks.

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Source: Archdaily
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