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Foster + Partners to Design King Salman International Airport in Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners to Design King Salman International Airport In Saudi Arabia

The winner of the contest to design the new King Salman International Airport in Riyadh has been named as Foster + Partners. The architectural style of the airport is influenced by Saudi culture and identity to provide visitors and transit travellers with a distinctive travel experience. The grand plan will make Saudi Arabia’s capital a more important international logistics hub, promote travel, trade, and tourism, and serve as a link for 180 million passengers travelling from the East to the West.

Along with King Fahd International in Saudi Arabia, which has been constructed over an area of about 780 square kilometres, Denver International (135 km2), and Dallas/Fort Worth International (53 km2), both of which are located in the United States, King Salman International Airport is anticipated to be among the world’s biggest airports. Approximately 57 km2 will be taken up by the mammoth complex, which will include the King Khalid-named terminals and six parallel runways.

The new King Salman International Airport, which will incorporate the current Riyadh airport, will have 12 km2 of living and recreational space in addition to retail outlets and logistical space. By 2030, it will be able to handle 120 million passengers, and by 2050, it will handle 185 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo.

The airport, according to Foster + Partners, will be “powered by renewable energy,” have “sustainability at its core,” and attain LEED Platinum certification by “incorporating cutting-edge green measures into its design.”

As part of the wider Red Sea Project and tourism growth, the British architecture company is also working on the Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia. Foster + Partners has also announced the development of the new CPK airport in Poland, which will be built between Warsaw and ód. The airport will accommodate up to 40 million passengers as part of a partnership with Buro Happold, with a 65 million passenger growth objective in 2060.

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