Dirriyah, Riyadh

In early 2009 BW International and Kling Stubbins of Philadelphia won the design competition to produce a new residential community, health club, spa and retail facility in the northern suburbs of Riyadh. BW International has subsequently been commissioned to provide Masterplanning and Public Realm services for the development of this site.

The 400,000 m2 Masterplan includes proposals to accommodate over 2,000 residential units that range from two bedroom apartments to five bedroom family villas. A high quality landscape and public realm design that incorporates local materials and species, and encourages movement through the site on foot is considered paramount in the design. The retail facility is planned as a commercial quarter (souq) which, in conjunction with the health club, will attract outside visitors to this new sustainable urban quarter.