The airport takes inspiration from its dramatic desert environment and will accommodate one million travellers per year on completion
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-Wednesday 24 June 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]
AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, has unveiled plans for a new international airport, with a design inspired by the optical illusion of a desert mirage.
The terminal and control tower design was conceptualised by UK-based architectural and design firm Foster + Partners, while the airport master plan was designed by Egis, an international consultancy and engineering group. It will incorporate unique design practices, drawing inspiration from its location. The airport is due for completion in 2023 and is estimated to accommodate one million travellers per year once it officially opens.
Commenting on the announcement of the new international airport, the Chief Executive Officer of AMAALA, Nicholas Naples, sa
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