Pace, the Kuwait-architecture and engineering practice, has said that it has been appointed by Diriyah Gate Development Authority to design and supervise the construction of a 6km-long spine road running through the Wadi Hanifah Park.
The agreement will see Pace help Diriyah Gate Development Authority on a major project in the Kingdom, which will help execute their vision of transforming the historically important Diriyah region into a global gathering place.
The redevelopment of Wadi Hanifah Park is one of four key developments taking place in the programme. It is an extensive 2,359,406-sq-m green belt valley on the western and southern sides of the development.
It will transform access within the park by connecting its various sub-districts to provide a much needed ‘green-lung’ for the people of Riyadh.
One of the kingdom’s ambitious projects being built at an investment of $17 billion, the Diriyah Gate is aimed at restoring the historical area as a cultural heritage project.
Once completed, it will boast an array of world-class cultural, entertainment, retail, hospitality, educational, office and residential areas, including more than 20 hotels, a diverse collection of museums, a bustling retail heart and over 100 places to dine, said the statement from DGDA.
The project includes a series of outdoor plazas as well as a 3-km escarpment walk offering views across the historic Wadi Hanifah.
The mega project will home to a population of 100,000 and is set to attract 25 million visitors annually – a place to gather, explore, shop, dine, live and work, it concluded.