Kingdom City Master Plan

Location: 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom City project was envisaged as a modern landmark sub‐center in Saudi Arabia. Located on a 530 hectare site north of metropolitan Jeddah along the shores of the Red Sea, the project will have the world’s tallest building as its centerpiece, the Kingdom Tower (currently under construction). The Tower will not only attract foreign investment to the city, but will also be a significant icon both for the city of Jeddah, and for Saudi Arabia.

Calthorpe Associates won an international design competition for the Master Plan of this unique community. The   design consists of a master-planned community of distinctive neighborhoods with a commercial core featuring international offices, a first-class retail establishment, unique open spaces and diverse residential communities. The Master Plan is the end result of a series of studies, analyses and the application of urban design principles reflecting the vision and objectives of the client. Through the collaborative efforts between Jeddah Economic Company and Calthorpe Associates, the plan will produce a healthy and vibrant community, an integrated urban environment that will fluidly evolve into the primary economic and social heart of the City of Jeddah.

The project will provide a quality living, working and entertainment environment for the residents of Jeddah, visitors from other parts of Saudi Arabia, and for international visitors. The project is expected to accommodate a population of 210,000 residents and host 197,500 non‐residents who will enjoy its world class facilities. 

Project Summary

    

Client: 

Jeddah Economic Company (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Type: 

Master Plan for Jeddah urban expansion

Program: 

530 ha (1309 ac) Master Plan for 210,000 residential and 197,500 non-resident population | Mixed-use neighborhoods with commercial core around Kingdom Tower

Status: 

Design completed 2012