Saudi Binladin Group has been awarded a SR 288 million ($77 million) contract to build the King Fahd National Library in Riyadh. The building will use a combination of membrane, cable and steelwork with a gross floor area of about 85,000 square metres. The contract duration is 30 months. A local/German team of Saudi Consulting Services (SaudConsult) and Gerber Architects is the consultant. Arriyadh Development Authority is the client (MEED 6:10:06).