New Transport Network in Jeddah

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New Transport Network

Saudi Arabia Development – design by Foster + Partners

30 Mar 2015

New Transport Network in Jeddah

Design: Foster + Partners

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners appointed to design new transport system for Jeddah

Following an international design competition, a contract signing ceremony was held in Jeddah today to celebrate the appointment of Foster + Partners Team to develop the architectural vision for Jeddah’s city-wide public transport plan. The contract was signed by governor of Makkah Province, HH Prince Khaled bin Faisal bin Abdelaziz Al Saud.

New Transport Network

Taking a long-term, sustainable approach, which anticipates growth centuries from now, the vision for Jeddah’s Transport Network includes the design of metro, ferry, bus, cycle, public spaces and nodes of development. The comprehensive plan extends from the design of the stations to the trains and branding. In addition, the development of the metro system will create a new urban amenity for the city of Jeddah at key locations below the elevated track.

Designed in response to the local climate, the masterplan is city-wide and draws on the high-density, compact urban model of the ancient quarter of Al Balad, with its mixture of uses and comfortable, walkable shaded streets. Currently only 12 percent of the population live within a 10 minute walk of Jeddah’s transport nodes – the project aims to achieve 50 percent, through a process of densification and strategic planning. Each station node will create a new neighbourhood, with a unique character, and together these will create a diverse and vibrant city.

New Transport Network

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Architecture by Foster + Partners in Saudi Arabia

Another Saudi Arabia transport project design by Foster + Partners:

Haramain High Speed Rail Saudi Arabia
Al Haramain High-speed Railway Stations
images © Foster + Partners Buro Happold Joint Venture

Metro Station Designs

Railway Stations

Saudi Arabia Buildings

Abdul Latif Jameel’s Corporate Headquarters Jeddah

Another Saudi Arabia building design by architects Foster + Partners:

Al Faisaliah Complex, Riyadh
Al Faisaliah Complex
Nigel Young, Foster & Partners
Al Faisaliah Complex

Saudi Arabia Transport Development – Riyadh Metro design by FCC




Website: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Architecture in Saudi Arabia

Alrriyadh Ritz Carlton Tower, Riyadh
Design: ECHO Architecture
Alrriyadh Ritz Carlton Tower
picture from architects

Alrriyadh Ritz Carlton Tower Building

King Abdullah Botanical Gardens
Design: Barton Willmore
King Abdullah Botanical Gardens
picture from architects

King Abdullah Botanical Gardens

Breakwater Beacon, Thuwal Point, Jeddah
Design: Urban Art Projects
Breakwater Beacon
image : UAP

Breakwater Beacon

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New Transport Network in Jeddah

Website: Foster + Partners