Salam Park, Riyadh

BW International has been appointed by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh to provide design services for the expansion of Salam Park. The original scheme was designed by Nick Sweet after winning the design competition for the park, which subsequently became a major attraction in the city and received over 1.8 million visitors in its first year. 13 years on, the park’s expansion provides an opportunity for revitalisation and the creation of key links to a number of important institutions, including the National Law Courts and the new City Hall. Proposals will include the introduction of new facilities and features and the enhancement of existing areas. The vision for the park is to provide both a functional, high quality leisure space, and a park that can be considered an exemplar of international excellence, comparable to the world’s great urban parks.