Riyadh Public Transport Program, METRO Urban Design & Streetscape Manual

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2013 - 2014

Preparation of a Design Manual, which contains typical proposals for the urban design of the environment of subway stations and the street space along the metro lines

  • Client: ADA Arriyadh Development Authority
  • Timeframe: 2013 - 2014
  • Planning Area: 360 ha
  • Use: Transport Facilities, Straßenraumgestaltung, Open Space
typical future streetscape - Residential Mixed-use Neighbourhood
typical future streetscape - Residential Mixed-use Neighbourhood

A comprehensive Transportation Plan for the city of Riyadh has been developed and acknowledged as a historic opportunity to

improve the existing road infrastructure and provide a 21st Century integrated public transportation system.

typical design, plan extract
typical design, plan extract
typical design, 3D model
typical design, 3D model

The success of the planned METRO system not only requires acknowledging the importance of a high quality public transportation system but also the provision of quality public realm or streetscape in which the METRO system will operate.

 

typical station
typical station
typical station
typical station

AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH were commissioned by the Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA), with developing and producing an Urban Design & Streetscape Manual (UDM) to provide the chosen design & build consortia with clear guidance to achieve the following goals:

- A clear and robust set of design proposals and exemplars to enable the completion and enhancement of existing 30% designs for the METRO corridors in question.

detail corridor
detail corridor
design process
design process

- A design matrix or »toolbox« approach which can be selectively

applied through analysis and design, to the various existing street types and land uses.

planning
planning

- A design rationale which is simple yet sophisticated and flexible enough to ensure quality and ease of implementation.