Pace, one of the region’s leading architecture and engineering practices, says it has been appointed by Diriyah Gate Development Authority to design and supervise the construction of a 6-km-long spine road running through the Wadi Hanifah park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
As per the deal, Pace will help Diriyah Gate Development Authority in executing its vision of transforming the historically important Diriyah region into a global gathering place.
One of four key developments taking place in the programme is the redevelopment of Wadi Hanifah park, 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 SR64-billion ($17 billion), the Diriyah Gate is aimed at restoring the historical area as a cultural heritage project.
On completion, 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.
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 be home to a population of 100,000 and is expected to attract 25 million visitors annually – to gather, explore, shop, dine, live and work.