Station designs for Riyadh Metro revealed

GERBER OLAYA METRO Exterior (East entrance) compressed

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has selected the winning designs for Riyadh Metro’s three main stations.

Gerber Architekten from Germany will design Riyadh Metro’s main station at the intersection of Metro Lines 1 and 2. The station will be located between Olaya Street and King Fahad Road, close to the Kingdom Tower and King Abdullah Road.

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The main Downtown station at the intersection of Al Madinah Al Munnawarah Street and King Faisal Street, in the Al Doho quarter, will be designed by Snohetta from Norway. The station will serve as a transfer point between Metro Lines 1 and 3.

The third main station at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) will be designed by Zaha Hadid from the United Kingdom. The station is situated at the eastern edge of the district, close to the Northern Ring Road and just west of King Fahad Road.

The Riyadh Public Transportation network is the world’s largest urban transport project in development. It includes six underground, elevated and at-grade metro lines, three Bus Rapid Transit lines, a circular city-centre bus route and community bus services. Park and ride facilities will serve many of the stations around the city. In total, Riyadh Metro will have 85 stations, plus over 500 stops on the bus network.

“The selection of station designs is an exciting milestone for Riyadh Metro. These iconic landmarks will transform the city streetscape. They will not only provide elegant interchanges for one of the most advanced public transport systems in the world, but also provide new public spaces for shopping, eating and working,” said Khalid Hazzani, Director at the Arriyadh Development Authority.

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