Saudi Focus

Saudi-based Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) showcased the masterplan for its 7.1-million-sq-m mega project coming up on the western side of the capital Riyadh at a recent industry event in the kingdom.

Acciona, a leading company in the development of water infrastructure, has laid the foundation stone for the Shuqaiq-3 IWP (independent water project), being developed in co-ordination with Marubeni Corporation and Almar Water Solutions through Abdul Latif Jameel CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Company.

Saudi Ports Authority (SPA) has launched the AlKhomra Logistics Zone in Jeddah, the largest of its kind in the kingdom, for investment by the private sector.

Work on the highest suspended mosque in the world, which will be constructed in the city of Makkah, has started, according the real estate committee, which is affiliated with the Makkah Chamber of Commerce. The mosque will link the two skyscrapers making up the Jabal Omar Tower and have a panoramic view of the Makkah Grand Mosque and the Kaaba.

Foster+Partners, a leading UK-based architectural firm, has announced plans to join Hyperloop One – the only hyperloop company in the world to successfully test its technology at scale – in developing high-speed, mass transit Hyperloop systems across Saudi Arabia.

Saudi-based The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded a contract for a time-lapse photography system to document the construction progress at its ultra-luxury tourism destination coming up along the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

Kempinski Hotels has announced plans for a new luxury hotel in Makkah, which will be the flagship building on the new boulevard in the King Abdul Aziz Road mega project. The property is being developed in partnership with Umm Al Qura for Development and Construction Company (UAQ).

Saudi-based King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture (Ithra) has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), at a gala event held in Ohio, US.