A residence located on the site of an ancient oasis covering one million square metres. The structure is composed of two units, one for private use by the client and the other for use as a guesthouse, comprising 480 rooms. The project also includes staff accommodation, a guardhouse and mosque. The plaster on the external walls is sandblasted pigment giving the building a permanent rustic finish. Water saving technologies were introduced such as drip irrigation and air-cooled air-conditioning.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture