A masterplan for a new 60 km² carbon-neutral city
- Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Client King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE)
- Area 60 sqkm
- Credits Joint Venture with Omrania / Sub Consultant to Koettel Kim
A new carbon-neutral city with the potential to be a net exporter of energy throughout the implementation of the scheme.
The Team, in collaboration with Koetter Kim and Buro Happold Engineers, were commissioned by King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) to produce urban and landscape design proposals for a Masterplan on a 60 km² site to the west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Team have delivered detailed proposals for a sustainable community of 180,000 people including new mixed use settlements, a university campus, a 730 hectares solar farm, research and development facilities and supporting strategies for energy, water management (recovery and recycling), environment and movement (including light rail-based public transport.
KA-CARE: Landscape for the Eco-City of the Future
In laying out the framework for a high-tech, sustainable city outside Riyadh, the designers have created a comprehensive sustainable development strategy to guide urban growth according to site-specific constraints and opportunities. Key to this approach is Situ’s landscape strategy.