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Jeddah Municipality to discuss a preliminary draft of the city of "The Kingdom"
Abdullah bin Hassan - Jeddah: The secretariat of the Jeddah last week in a workshop to outline the primary city project "The Kingdom" which is located north of the city and the developer wishes to take the approval to complete. Workshop was attended by Khalid Al-Aqeel the Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary and general managers concerned of the Secretariat and representatives from relevant government departments and representatives of the two reconstruction and Jeddah Economic and advisory company in Canada.
The Director General of the pilot projects in Jeddah, Eng Fawaz Bachtmp formative ones that my team work of the secretariat and the project discussed the Agenda for Action relating to the project by preparing the company for a presentation of one of the phases of development of the draft plan in preparation for awarding the company for initial approval after ascertaining the conformity of the project to all technical requirements and regulatory the size of these projects.
"The presentation dealt with the mechanism of the project in terms of location and methods of linking architectural trends and dynamic of the city of Jeddah, in addition to the concept design of the site's special project and system design spaces and open areas, and optical character to them."
He added that he "discussed the mechanism for traffic regulations, vehicles, pedestrians and the surface structure and infrastructure and urban centers is represented in the services and amenities of urban and social problems such as shopping malls, restaurants, clubs, educational and religious facilities, health and density of the project in human terms."
He reported that the workshop discussed the study on the system heights of the buildings in the project so as to be commensurate with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority as well as privacy and the right neighborhood and also to examine the trends of planning and design of each piece of its territory as well as to study parking system in terms of different types of vehicles, as well as discuss the study on the environment which focused on the impact of the project on the sea and air and the direction of the sun in addition to the stages of implementation of the project and discuss the requirements of the relevant government agencies. He pointed out that the secretariat and the project owners will hold several workshops to scrutinize the sequence of previous points, and in detail to gain access to final approval by the general location.
The Bachtmp concern of the secretariat that the project is showing an adequate standard because of its importance is not in the Kingdom, but only at the global level it comprises among other components, the tallest building in the world, which will increase its height of 1000 meters, adding that the project would be a landmark of the city of Jeddah, where is complementary to the system of global projects located on the Red Sea coast, and within the project ordered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Economic City and his hometown, sports and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, as an addition to economic and development boom of Jeddah for the contents of real estate units, shopping centers, administrative offices, as well as health and education services as well as the presence of an artificial lake will contribute to the popularity of tourism in Jeddah.
He was adviser to the Canadian consulting company, "Robert Marshall" admiration for the manner of modern civilization and the methodology pursued by the Secretariat in the discussion of such projects which are equally with the best global experiences.
Structure set to be the tallest building in the world
Saudi investment company Kingdom Holding is approaching more contractors for the deal to design and build its planned 1-kilometre-tall Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.
In September, Kingdom Holding had shortlisted three contracting groups for the deal. They were South Korea’s Samsung Corporation with Dubai-based Arabtec Construction, Australia’s Multiplex, and the Saudi Binladin Group.
Contractors had expected the contract to be awarded within weeks, but according to sources close to the project the developer now wants to consider additional proposals from other contracting groups that may offer a lower price.
Kingdom had also shortlisted various consultancy groups in September. They were the US’ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, and US-based Pickard Chilton in partnership with UK-based Hyder Consulting (MEED 11:9:09).
If Kingdom Holding goes ahead with the ambitious project, it will replace the 818-metre Burj Dubai as the world’s tallest building.
The Capital Market Authority is also planning a smaller high-rise project at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.
It is prequalifying contractors to build a 400-metre-high headquarters building. This structure will be higher than the 309-metre Kingdom Tower, currently the tallest building in Riyadh
Construction Photos (Oct 10 2010)