ZAHA HADID wins competition for Saudi Arabian metro station
at Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital.
As part of Riyadh’s all-new public transport system, the station will be located on the edge of the King Abdullah Financial District and will function as a major interchange between three of the city’s six new metro lines.
Zaha Hadid Architects has planned the four-storey structure with six platforms, as well as two floors of underground parking. A network of pedestrian pathways will snake through the building, designed to minimise congestion, plus passengers will be able to access the city’s monorail network via a new bridge.
The walls and roof of the building will appear as a series of undulating waves interspersed with curved Mashrabiya screens. The architects describe it as “a three-dimensional lattice defined by a sequence of opposing sine-waves”.
The project is due to complete by 2017.
Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Client: ArRiyadh Development Authority