iThra is one of the environmentally-friendly buildings in Saudi. For example, 50% of the construction waste such as steel, wood, and paper was recycled, and most of the wood finishes were bought from sustainable sources. In recognition of the aim to help the environment, iThra is currently seeking two sustainability certifications, called LEED (Leadership in Environment and Energy Design) certificates.
The building’s avant-garde exterior directly reflects what’s happening inside. The centre uses advanced technology to help young people develop new kinds of skills. It’s about building the workforce of the future.
iThra encourages creativity and innovation in all its programmes and offerings. Engineering, nurturing science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) skills are key, and made even more powerful when combined with culture. To maximise creativity, iThra fuel the imagination and encourage innovative problem-solving. That’s why the centre seeks to ignite people’s natural desire to learn, discover, and explore.
People might visit the centre for exploration, knowledge, inspiration, or entertainment. Programmes and activities mean that each visitor is taken on a journey that sparks creativity and unlocks new possibilities previously unseen in the Kingdom, marking an exciting shift in the cultural landscape.
Each area housed within the centre has been specially designed to provide the space, inspiration, and practical materials to inspire a wide range of learning, in a state-of-the-art setting.
The centre has a number of interesting areas to be visited. Those are: The Library, IDEAlab, Knowledge Tower, Museum, The Great Hall, Multimedia Theater, Performing Arts Theater, Archives Gallery, and Energy Exhibit. Visitors will have the chance to visit some of those areas during the 90-minute tour of the centre.