Zamil Steel to construct Beyt Al Fann Jameel, a world-class art galleries and exhibition complex in Jeddah

Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Zamil Steel Construction Company (ZSCC) was recently awarded a turnkey contract by Abdul Latif Jameel Group, valued at SAR 45.5 million (USD 12.1 million), for the Beyt Al Fann Jameel art galleries and exhibition complex in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

The scope of the contract includes the design, fabrication, supply and erection of 1,300 metric tons of pre-engineered steel buildings, as well as the provision of all EPC/LSTK works, including civil, electrical, structural, architectural, electrical, external and finishing works for the Beyt Al Fann Jameel art galleries and exhibition complex. ZSCC will also perform the HVAC, firefighting systems, low current and communication systems, secondary infrastructure landscaping and hardscaping at the project site.

Since the project is located near the sea, the high water table at the site increases its complexity of scope by requiring adequate dewatering and shoring on all sides.

The project is a fast-track, multicomponent undertaking that requires a specific lead time for fitting and synchronization, in addition to the completion of other complex safety and security requirements within a challenging time frame.

'Our demonstrated success with turnkey facilities, including access to design and project management expertise and specialized materials manufacturing and services, makes our company the natural choice for this prestigious project,' said Mohammed Al Sahib, director of ZSCC. 'Destined to become a national landmark as well as a worldwide destination, we are proud to participate in the construction of 'Beyt Al Fann Jameel.'

'Beyt Al Fann Jameel' is a new international gathering point for artists and art lovers that invites visitors to Jeddah to delve into the world of art. It will house and exhibit all forms of visual art, both contemporary and traditionally inspired by the Islamic civilization, including drawings, paintings, calligraphy, design and much more.

The complex, which spans an area of more than 14,000 square meters, will feature an exhibition space specifically designed to display Islamic-inspired works, a space dedicated to local and visiting international exhibitions, and an open-air museum for the display of sculptures. Educational areas, such as an art laboratory, training rooms and a spacious room for lectures, are planned, as well as commercial space in the form of an event hall, cafeteria and retail outlets.