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28 Novembre 2021

Arabia Saudita

FRONTRUNNERS EMERGE FOR RIYADH ART COMPLEX

Three contracting groups have emerged as frontrunners to deliver the estimated $2bn Royal Art Complex to be developed as part of the King Salman Park project in Saudi Arabia. The groups include:   Al-Bawani (local) El-Seif Engineering Contracting / Alec (local / UAE) Modern Building Leaders (local) Bids were submitted on 3 October after client King Salman Park Foundation brought the tender deadline forward from the previous closing date of 17 October. The contract is expected to be awarded in December, according to regional projects tracker MEED Projects. The project has a built-up area of more than 300,000 square metres, with the scope of the contract including 16 buildings planned for use as museums, theatres, academies, auditoriums, studios, a library and a pavilion. The art complex’s national and outdoor theatres are expected to have seating capacities of 2,500 and 8,000, respectively. Five museums, four art academies and three cinema halls are understood to be part of the complex’s earliest design plans. Bofill Arquitectura (Spain) is the design architect, and US-based project manager Parsons, UK/Dubai-based cost consultancy Gleeds and UK theatre consultant Theatre Projects are also part of the project team. Spain’s Typsa is the architect of record and is also providing engineering services with the UK’s Buro Happold. King Salman Park was launched by King Salman in March 2019, alongside the Green Riyadh, Riyadh Art and Sports Boulevard projects. The four projects have a combined value of $23bn. Designs for King Salman Park span more than 13 square kilometres. In addition to the Royal Art Complex, they include a national theatre, museums, galleries and a golf course, as well as spaces for commercial, hospitality and residential components. (ICE RIYADH)


Fonte notizia: Meed