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, Open Space
Planausschnitt eines Beispielentwurfs im Umfeld der METRO Station

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.

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.

Visualisierung einer Platzgestaltung im Umfeld einer METRO Station mit besonderer Belagsgestaltung und integrierten Kunstobjekten
Skizzenhafte Visualisierung der Freiraumgestaltung des Straßenkorridors im Umfeld der METRO 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.

Diagramm zur Illustration der angewendeten Methodik: Verschiedenen Designebenen ergänzen sich zu einem Gesamtbild in der Gestaltung des öffentlichen Raumes
Beispiel für exemplarische Datenblätter zu Gestaltungsprinzipien für verschiedene Freiraumelemente, wie z.B. Stadtmöblierung

- A design matrix or 'toolbox' approach which can be selectively

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

Visualisierung einer Platzgestaltung im Umfeld einer METRO Station im belebten urbanen Kontext
Diagrammatische Illustration des Design Prozesses

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

Beispiel für „Toolboxes“ zur Beschreibung konkreter Gestaltungsvorgaben