King Faisal Foundation

مؤسسة الملك فيصل الخيرية

KFF – King Faisal Foundation – 1970‘s

King Faisal Foundation – designed by Kenzo Tange in 1970’s


King Faisal Foundation – designed by Kenzo Tange in 1970’s

These two triangle shaped twin towers are the head office of King Faisal Foundation situated on one of Riyadh‘s main roads.

The towers are bridged in the higher levels and the facade is covered by rough white marble from the eastern and western sides with a minimalistic vertical window line in the middle of each tower.

KFF is a non-profit institution that aims not just to make donations to worthy causes but also to support self-dependent through education, healthcare and improvement of living standards.

The foundation was founded by the sons of King Faisal as a praise of their fathers dedication and contribution to humanitarian causes.

It consists of a complex of buildings, one of which is the headquarter. There is also a Mosque, a Libary, a center for research and islamic studies and a Museum of Islamic Art that contains some impressive objects and Manuscripts from different muslim communities of different eras.

the Mosque
The Mosque – Interior

The You can freely walk between these building, have a look at some interesting architectural works and enjoy some quietness in one of Riyadh’s busiest neighborhoods.

stairs leading to the square in the middle with a small garden
White/Grey marble is covering most parts of the area

📐: designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange

📍: King Fahad Road, Olaya district, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Click here