British architectural design and engineering firm Foster + Partners has been selected as architectural advisers of the AMAALA ultra-luxury destination development in Saudi Arabia.
To be developed over three phases, this project is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan and is located in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline.
AMAALA aims to establish a hub for arts and culture through its three communities, which include Triple Bay, The Island and The Coastal Development. The trio will offer three different types of experiences for visitors.
Foster + Partners will provide innovative and sustainable design solutions for AMAALA’s masterplans and projects.
AMAALA CEO Nicholas Naples said: “AMAALA will represent a singularly unique experience, one which redefines the ultra-luxury experience in its entirety.
“There is a natural synergy with Foster + Partners, whose ongoing commitment towards sustainability and green projects is aligned with our ethos and commitment to being net carbon neutral from day one of operations, creating a coastal oasis that elevates the role of responsible tourism globally.
“AMAALA seeks to strike an emotional chord with visitors through the creation of transformative experiences, individually curated to guests’ needs, while the exclusivity of the destination aligns it with those who are connoisseurs of fine living.”
Triple Bay will offer integrated health, wellness and sports facilities to its visitors. It will feature a wellness retreat and advanced diagnostic medical facilities.
The Coastal Development will host global arts and cultural events, meanwhile, The Island will home an exclusive art community and will be surrounded by an Arabic botanical garden and sculptural pieces.
Foster + Partners senior partner Stuart Latham said: “The ambition and scale of the project is striking, and we’re excited to help the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its vision for an unforgettable luxury experience, which acknowledges the sensitive nature and ecological significance of the site for tourists from across the globe.”