Foster + Partners has been appointed to design a new transport system for the Saudia Arabian city of Jeddah following an international competition.
The brief for the design is to take a long-term, sustainable approach to the transport system which includes the design of metro, ferry, bus, cycle and public spaces. The plan spans from the design of the stations to the trains and branding.
In addition, the development of the metro system will create a new urban area for Jeddah at key locations below the elevated transport track propsed by Foster + Partners.
Currently only 12 per cent of the population live within a 10 minute walk of Jeddah’s transport stops, and the project aims to achieve 50 per cent, through a process of densification and strategic planning. Each station stop will create a new neighbourhood with a unique character.
A contract signing ceremony was held yesterday (30 March) in Jeddah to celebrate the appointment of the agency,