Saudi Crown Prince Launches “The Line” Designs in NEOM Project

Prince Mohammed bin Salman confirms that it will achieve urban development and nature conservation

In a new practical step towards the implementation of the works of “The Line” project in the heart of the city of NEOM, one of the pillars of the Saudi Vision 2030 projects, Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, crown prince and chairman of the council. of Directors of NEOM, yesterday unveiled the designs of the city “The Line”, which It is human-centered and represents a global model that achieves sustainability and the ideal of living in harmony with nature.

development concept

Prince Mohammed bin Salman introduced the idea and initial vision for the city “NEOM” to redefine the concept of urban development and how the cities of the future should look in January last year 2021.

The designs of “The Line” are a reflection of how urban communities will be in the future in an environment free of streets, cars and emissions, and contribute to preserving 95 percent of NEOM’s land for nature, and rely on 100 percent renewable energy, making human health and well-being an absolute priority, rather than prioritizing transport and infrastructure as in traditional cities.

The components of the city were distributed and built in vertical layers, allowing movement in directions

infrastructure

One of the most important specifications of The Line is that it is only 200 meters wide, 170 kilometers long and 500 meters above sea level. The city will be built on an area of ​​no more than 34 square kilometers, and will house approximately 9 million people, which is completely unprecedented in cities of this size, which in turn reduces the expansion of infrastructure, and the efficiency and sustainability of the city improves in a distinctive way.

The line was chosen based on the fact that its climate is ideal throughout the year, which will ensure that the residents enjoy nature when commuting on foot, as it allows all residents to access all facilities and services within 5 minutes. obtained, in addition to the presence of a high-speed train that connects the two points of the city within 20 minutes.

Promise check

For his part, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NEOM, said in a statement issued yesterday: “When we launched (The Line), we promised to bring the concept of urban redefining development by developing societies where people are the main focus … and today ». The Line “reaches the ideal of life and addresses the pressing challenges facing humanity.”

exceptional designs

The Saudi Crown Prince continues by saying: “These exceptional designs clarify the internal structure of the multi-layered city and address the problems of traditional horizontal flat cities, achieving complete harmony between urban development and the preservation of nature with all its resources.”

He added: “We cannot ignore the environmental crisis as well as the lifestyle crisis facing the cities of the world, which is why we at NEOM strive to be at the forefront of providing new and innovative solutions. “

build up

Prince Mohammed added: “Today we are determined to implement the idea of ​​(building upwards) through a team led by NEOM, in addition to a group of the brightest minds in architecture and construction in the world.”

He continued: “The NEOM project is one of the important projects in Vision 2030, and ‘The Line’ is a confirmation of our firm commitment to present a project to the whole world, as NEOM is a place for those who dream of a better tomorrow and in it everyone will leave their innovative and creative mark.”

The Line is known to offer a new approach to city design that focuses on the concept of “zero gravity”, as it means the distribution and construction of the components of the city in the form of vertical layers, so that people in the three directions can move (up, down and horizontal). on each side).

Unlike the concept of high-rise buildings, this idea makes it easier to move between places of daily needs within five minutes, from workplaces, schools, parks and homes.

glass surfaces

According to what was revealed yesterday, the exteriors of the city are covered by glass surfaces, which are reflective mirrors that give it a unique character, blending its details with nature, while the interior spaces are designed in innovative ways, to create extraordinary experiences by a team of world-renowned architects and engineers who work on an ongoing basis with the NEOM team.

digital design

The statement added that NEOM, in its quest to develop business as usual in its various projects, will work on the digital design of the entire city, as well as the use of the latest construction technologies and manufacturing processes.

The announcement of the designs of “The Line” is a continuation of the progress that NEOM sees in the development of its main projects, as it previously announced the launch of “Oxagon”, the city of advanced industries, and “Trogina”. , the global tourist destination that offers the first outdoor skiing experience in the open air. In the Arabian Gulf, in addition to the launch of two NEOM subsidiaries, the “Inwa” company, which with innovations and the energy, water and hydrogen industries trade. , and the NEOM digital technology company.

It is worth noting that the beginning of the development of “The Line” was launched during the first quarter of 2021; It forms an important part of the ongoing intensive development work in NEOM, which is one of the giant projects within the diversified investment portfolio of the Public Investment Fund.


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