Misk Museum – Masterplanning a vibrant new family destination for Riyadh

Client: Misk Foundation

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Services: Masterplanning, Interpretation Planning

Project Date: 2016-2019

Partners: Colliers International, Malcolm Reading Consultants, Design PM, Talents


Ilmi is an exciting new science-themed family destination opening in Riyadh in 2022. We were appointed to define the vision for the museum and guide the project’s early stages. We worked alongside the Misk team to develop a detailed masterplan for the museum, initially focussing on analysing the context of the project and the drivers behind it and using these to shape the museum’s core vision, mission and strategic goals. We then built a more defined picture of the museum in the form of outline interpretation, operations and business plans, an outline space schedule, and detailed content plans for its galleries. Our objective throughout was to help establish a world-class, sustainable destination that would become part of the fabric of family life in Riyadh.