The Jameel Arts Centre in Jeddah is a cultural hub that encourages the broader public to interact with art, music, film, architecture, and local innovation. The art gallery exhibition space is centrally located within the project, working in co-existence with the museum’s other services - new media offices, comedy club, commercial art vendors, black box theatre, and multi-use spaces. The connection between these services is established by the main central courtyard, which acts as the heart of the community and provides access to the surrounding interior activities. On the building’s upper levels, the courtyard is surrounded by shaded, staggered terraces that serve as extensions of the courtyard, and as circulation routes leading to museum services. This staggering of the architecture’s volumes relates sensitively to its context, limiting its visual impact upon the surroundings. The exterior façade is specifically designed to the climate and culture of Middle Eastern cities, receiving natural light into the interior spaces while simultaneously maintaining the privacy of neighbouring buildings.