Construction begins on Foster + Partners’ Red Sea International Airport in Saudi Arabia

Work has started on building a Foster + Partners-designed international airport on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, which was “inspired by the colours and textures of the desert landscape”. Named the Red Sea International Airport, the building was designed...

Foster + Partners’ hotel to be built within Saudi Arabian sand dunes

Foster + Partners is designing the Southern Dunes hotel in Saudi Arabia as part of The Red Sea Project tourist development on the western coast of the country. Named Southern Dunes, the Foster + Partners-designed hotel will contain 40 villas sheltered by asymmetric...

“Only a train would think that’s a cool city layout” says commenter

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing plans to build a linear city in Saudi Arabia and sharing their views on other top stories. The crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman has unveiled plans for a 100-mile belt of zero-energy...

Saudi Arabia announces plans for a 170-kilometre, car-free linear city called The Line

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has unveiled plans for a 170-kilometre belt of zero-energy walkable communities for a million people. The linear city will have no cars or streets, with all residents living within a five-minute walk of essential...