Al Khuzam Development, Riyadh

KSA

The park is located in the North of the City, the Al Khuzam Development, close to the Riyadh airport, and forms part of the new urban development. Its core is the long central spine that runs through the urban fabric and becomes the foundation of a new green connection aiming at the 15-minute city.

The park is located in the North of the City, the Al Khuzam Development, close to the Riyadh airport, and forms part of the new urban development. Its core is the long central spine that runs through the urban fabric and becomes the foundation of a new green connection aiming at the 15-minute city.

Nestled in the northern precincts of the City, adjacent to the bustling Riyadh airport, lies a verdant oasis set against the backdrop of rapid urban development. This park, a centrepiece of green urbanism, stretches along a meticulously designed central spine that weaves through the urban landscape, manifesting the City’s commitment to creating harmonious, natural spaces within its rapidly expanding borders.

The park’s design is distinguished by circular anchor points strategically positioned at the intersections where the central artery meets the meandering wadis. These anchor points serve not only as navigational markers but also divide the park into a series of smaller, intimate green spaces, effectively scaling the vastness of the landscape to a more human-centric experience.

As the park unfolds along the wadis, it seamlessly integrates into the urban fabric, its fluid nature softening the hard lines of the City’s architecture. The deliberate manipulation of the park’s topography introduces a series of undulating green hills, enriching the landscape with varying vistas. These topographical interventions are more than mere aesthetic embellishments; they conceal the encroaching architectural volumes from view, fostering secluded nooks that offer privacy to visitors. Additionally, the hills contribute to the park’s microclimate, casting much-needed shadows over the paths.

What’s more, the park is just a fifteen-minute walk from their front doors for residents. They can easily immerse themselves in the park’s natural environments, where shaded green valleys and a plethora of amenities await. From open-air theatres and sports facilities to serene walking paths and children’s play areas, the park offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities designed to cater to all ages and interests.

This ambitious project is not just a park, but a testament to Riyadh’s transformation under the Vision 2030 initiative, particularly emphasizing the Quality of Life Programme. By intertwining the City’s urban expansion with the strategic development of green spaces, the park not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of Riyadh but also underscores a profound commitment to environmental sustainability and the well-being of its residents.

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