Orubah Road Vacant Land Study
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2014
- Client: Arriyadh Development Authority
- Timeframe: 2014
- Planning Area: 231 ha
- Use: Mixed-Use, Residential Development, Retail
The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has received three different conceptual proposals for vacant parcels on the north and south sides of Orubah Road during the first half of 2015. AS+P were commissioned by the ADA to undertake a detailed land use study of the four sites. The resultant collaborative study / standards will act as a design brief or "benchmark" for the developer / investors, to help them "steer" their proposals towards delivering projects of the highest standards whilst maintaining the wider development aspirations envisaged for Riyadh.
The development of these plots represents a significant opportunity to improve Arriyadh with exemplary projects that reflect the aspirations of the city. To achieve this goal a focused land study that includes development standards and general urban design guidelines was elaborated. An urban design idea was developed that ties the individual plots in a combined concept and promotes a building pattern that is reflective of the prominent and outstanding site location. Furthermore, the establishment of a "green" linear park creates a valuable link across three of the four development parcels, providing an essential amenity space within a densely-occupied area within the city.