Project Overview

To provide three structures for the inauguration ceremony of the opening of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology). Exhibition Structure (75m x 72m), Ceremonial Theatre with 3,500 seats (90m x 72m) and King’s Dining Hall (147m x 75m)

ES Global’s Role – Design, fabrication, installation and project management as well as the freight and logistics management of 10 Boeing 747 freighter loads of equipment

Project Title -KAUST Inauguration
Client – Saudi Aramco
Designer – Filmmaster Events
Engineers -Momentum
Location -Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Project Value -£5 million
Project Duration – 3 months
Project Completion – November, 2009
External Footprint Area -23,000m²
Internal Deck Area – 22,500m²
Build Period -6 weeks
Dismantling Period -5 weeks
Construction -PVC, ES Global steel truss, rigging, decking, mezzanine, 4 connecting link tunnels with 48 doors