Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.

Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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Nation: Saudi Arabia
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Type: Recreation
Status: Project

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Date(s): 1968
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Stadium for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The roof structure of inflated plastic (vinyl impregnated nylon) with an inner bladder filled with air is supported on steel catenary tension members. The King of Saudi Arabia and his guests will sit between the two concrete columns, which support the shade roof as well as the water tank and lighting system. The relatively few automobiles required in Saudi Arabia nestle under extensions of the roof.
— Paul Rudolph in Moholy-Nagy, Sibyl, and Gerhard Schwab. The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, 1970. P. 234

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

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RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 234-236.