Al Urubah Park

KSA

Al Urubah Park is a 75-hectare park located within the urban grid on the central East side of Riyadh. As the first park within the Green Riyadh Program, Al Urubah Park represents a milestone built under the goal of creating a true urban oasis where the local community can satisfy the universal desire to reconnect with nature.

Al Urubah Park is a 75-hectare park located within the urban grid on the central East side of Riyadh. As the first park within the Green Riyadh Program, Al Urubah Park represents a milestone built under the goal of creating a true urban oasis where the local community can satisfy the universal desire to reconnect with nature.

The existing natural network of the City becomes the main framework of the intervention and contributes to create extensive open green spaces in the city as a sustainable tool to fight climate change, capable of generating functional benefits in terms of environmental protection.

A 2.7 km Garden Boulevard frames nature at its heart, encouraging visitors to gather and socialize along its roof top promenade that offers panoramic views of the park. This living membrane hosts restaurants and amenities accessible from the Outer park as well as from the Inner park. The Inner park provides a range of leisure and educational attractions – such as an urban beach, a sport esplanade, a green amphiteatre, a music stage, four theme gardens – all enhanced by a supporting digital ecosystem to appeal to all age groups.

Nature draws inspiration from the presence of the hidden water and its interplay with the urban landscape. The project follows the organic flow of nature featuring over 10,000 treeswinding pathways crafted from local soil, and contemporary urban furniture made from Riyadh stone and granite.

In this unique scenario, the digital landscape, envisioned as a multimedia extension of the natural landscape, becomes an integral part of visitors’ experience, thanks to a multitude of devices with augmented reality functions. Technology serves not only to celebrate art, nature, culture and traditions but also to engage the public and heighten awareness of environmental challenges.

A future-proof water management system makes Al Urubah Park a global resilience model and a benchmark in innovative urban landscape design. This extensive green-blue infrastructure, acting as a stormwater detention basin, hosts 475.000 m3 of rainwater with an emptying time of 24 hours. Entirely designed in BIM, Al Urubah Park mitigates flooding and manages the hydrographic basin of Wadi Al-Aysen, in an area of Riyadh particularly prone to such events.

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