Crystal Gallery | Archframe Design Awards 2023

A World-Class Destination Drawing Inspiration From Jeddah’s Cultural Heritage

Introducing a captivating architectural landmark that redefines Jeddah’s cultural heritage with a contemporary interpretation. This visionary design envisions a retail experience that is truly exceptional, setting the stage for a streetscape like no other. With open spaces, carefully tailored building massing, and enchanting green areas, a remarkable F&B district awaits, where charm and uniqueness converge to create an unparalleled atmosphere.

Sustainability and comfort take center stage as this project embraces landscape strategies that enhance the overall ambiance. Every detail has been meticulously crafted, showcasing thoughtfully tailored terraces that offer an array of beautiful views, each one unique and mesmerizing.


Innovative Design: A Stunning Tribute To The Red Sea

Luxurious and dynamic, the façade pattern of this building is inspired by the Sea Salt from the Red Sea, which crystallizes into a unique and striking pattern. This innovative design pays homage to Jeddah’s connection to the Red Sea, creating a stunning visual representation of the region’s cultural roots.

The double-layer façade, known as the Mashrabiya, serves a functional purpose in addition to its aesthetic appeal. This technique is well-known in Arabic architecture for its ability to prevent solar gain and enhance energy efficiency. By incorporating this technique into the design, the building not only maintains a comfortable indoor temperature but also pays tribute to the region’s architectural heritage.

Open space composition of the buildings is inspired by Jeddah’s traditional Hijazi and Barahat. Human-scaled and livable spaces with different scales define a dynamic space that enhances proper pedestrian circulation and community experience.

The result is a stunning development that showcases both innovative design and a deep connection to the cultural heritage of the region.

Gold Winner – Archframe Design Awards 2023
Design Firm – Concept i
Project Title – Crystal Gallery
Project Category – Retail Architecture
Status – Unbuilt
Profile – Professional Designer
Country – Thailand