Saudi Consulate

Houston, Texas

The Royal Saudi Arabian Consulate conceptual design proposes a two-building complex that consists of a four-story rectangular building for the Consulate offices and a four-story structure for the diplomatic quarters. The Consulate building fa├žade is made up of a dressed limestone, clear glass and an intricately patterned glass curtain wall. The clear glass wall on the lower portion of the building creates the sense that the building hovers above the ground, while revealing a portion of the interior. The main entrance to the Consulate building faces a uniquely designed courtyard with water features throughout and a vehicular drop-off entry. The ZC+O team has integrated multiple sustainability strategies into the Saudi Arabian Consulate design to achieve a LEED Gold design.