Saudi Arabian Embassy & Ambassador's Residence(1984)

Ottawa, Canada
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Govermental and Public/Residential


The site for the new Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to occupy a prominent triangular corner in Canada's National Capital at Sussex Drive and Boteler Street. The program called for three diplomatic functions: the Chancery, the Consulate and the Official Residence. The project developed the concept of perpendicular axes: one parallel to Sussex with three storey masses and a two storey residential wing; and the second axis at right angles, assembling the entrance, the Ambassador's offices, and the Consulate building. The project was carefully proportioned in the Islamic genre, as well as developed with the mansard roof theme that is prevalent in Ottawa.


Drawings: 30

Comment: The design and documentation were completed; the project was not built.