Riyadh’s New Metro Station to be Designed by Zaha Hadid
In order to provide a long lasting solution to Saudi Arabia’s increasing population problems, the Arriyadh Development Authority unveiled their plans for an outstanding Metro transportation system.
Zaha Hadid Architects were chosen to complete the assignment, which will work as a very important interchange on the new Riyadh Metro network for Line 1, and the terminus of Line 4 (for airport passengers) and Line 6.
It will be called the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station, and apart from its practical applications, it will serve as a stunning city landmark, a symbol of Saudi Arabia’s capacity for innovation. Furthermore, the Metro would include 4 public floors and six platforms, along with two levels of underground parking, all blending seamlessly with the existing facilities.
As far as we can tell from what we have seen about the project, it will boast an abundance of wave motifs called sine-waves. These sine-waves give off a futuristic allure, and act as a “spine for the building’s circulation.” There is also a skybridge that provides access to the local monorail. The undertaking should be completed in just 4 years, as ordered by King Abdullah himself.