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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
Date: 2012/2017
Client: ArRiyadh Development Authority

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