Saudi Sports City Scheme Cancelled

27 September 2010 (Last Updated September 27th, 2010 18:30)

The proposed $4bn King Abdullah sports city scheme in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been cancelled by the Saudi Government. The nine-million-square-metre city master plan by Arup, was due to feature six or seven major venues designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Grimshaw Architects an

The proposed $4bn King Abdullah sports city scheme in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been cancelled by the Saudi Government.

The nine-million-square-metre city master plan by Arup, was due to feature six or seven major venues designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Grimshaw Architects and Make Architects.

Only the 100,000-seat main stadium designed by Populous has been retained by the state-owned client Saudi Aramco, while other projects have been cancelled, according to bdonline.co.uk.

Faulkner Browns, AHMM, Mangera Yvars Architects and Peter Barber are few of the other architects that worked on the scheme.