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King Abdullah Economic City

A master planned city conceived in a sustainable and powerful vision of the future generating a new era of prosperity

King Abdullah Economic City Master Plan

Location

KAEC, Saudi Arabia

Size

16,800-hectare site
3,000 keys in 12 hotels
250,000 apartments
25,000 villas

Type / Status

Residential, Urban, Waterfront

New Build / In Progress

King Abdullah Economic City Master Plan

A set of guiding principles were created by the project team to shape every aspect of the entire development design, including the need to enhance foreign direct investment and generate employment opportunities for Saudis.

King Abdullah Economic City Master Plan

The plan was sensitively crafted to connect various social and economic strata’s, sensitively interweaving the built and natural environment. Project zones were planned to support growth and market demands with a goal of creating strong centers and unique identities.

King Abdullah Economic City Center Master Plan
King Abdullah Economic City Master Plan

The project team addressed urban issues such as open space, landscape, roadway networks, mass transit, sustainability, zoning and density, conceptualizing a variety of key buildings to help support the vision.

King Abdullah Economic City Master Plan

Each city zone was designed with a goal of creating strong centers and unique identities. In this way the team demonstrated their understanding of how design can profoundly affect communities and shape the human experience.