Snazzy Jeddah Stadium renderings uncovered


New renderings revealed for Jeddah Central Stadium Image: Jeddah Central Development

New renderings have been unbolted for the Jeddah Central Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

A ‘LinkedIn Post By Khaled AlOjyan, Royal Commission for Riyadh City’, stated, “In a groundbreaking announcement at the close of 2021, the Jeddah Central Project unveiled ambitious plans to reshape the urban landscape of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second-largest City. With a staggering budget of 75 billion Saudi riyals (equivalent to $20 billion), this visionary undertaking is spearheaded by the Jeddah Central Development Company, a subsidiary of the State bank.”

The Jeddah Central Stadium is being developed on a 5.7 square-kilometer site and will comprise 17,000 residential units and 2,700 hotel keys, an opera house, a museum, a sports stadium, and an oceanarium. It will have six districts, named Central, Marina, Beach, Sports Park, Cultural and Creativity, and Wellness.

The stadium will have a capacity of 45,000 spectators, will comply with FIFA standards and will feature a state-of-the-art pitch. The stadium’s architecture will combine traditional style with modern technology, and will include air-conditioning, kinetic elements on the roof and distinctive gardens and open green spaces.

New renderings revealed for Jeddah Central StadiumImage: Jeddah Central Development

The Jeddah Central Project is an ambitious development designed to make Jeddah a world-class destination and strengthen the City’s economy.

Launched in 2021 by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Jeddah Central Project is designed to preserve Jeddah’s rich heritage while embracing modernity. Featuring four notable landmarks (Opera House, Museum, Sports Stadium, and Oceanarium), a marina, beach resorts, restaurants, cafes, diverse shopping options, and modern residential areas, the project will develop 5.7 million square meters in the heart of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The plan reflects the Hijazi essence of Jeddah in a contemporary interpretation and has adopted world-class sustainability standards.

The ‘LinkedIn Post By Khaled AlOjyan, Royal Commission for Riyadh City’, further stated, “One of the standout features of this grand venture is the FIFA standard football stadium, destined to become a central focal point within the Jeddah Central Project. This transformative journey commenced in 2022 with the demolition phase, marking the end of the 24,000-capacity Air Defence Stadium and paving the way for the construction of the futuristic Central Jeddah Stadium – a pivotal stride in the overarching development of the project. The significant progress reached a milestone on July 18th, 2022, with the formalization of contracts between the Jeddah Central Development Company (JCDC) and the esteemed architectural consultancy, GMP International, and the multidisciplinary planning and engineering consultant, Khatib & Alami. The GMP International, boasting over 50 years of architectural expertise, will spearhead the design, while Khatib & Alami will lend their proficiency to the technical facets of the project. Emphasizing the collaborative significance, Engineer Ahmed Al Sulaim, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JCDC, underscored how this partnership aligns with the Saudi Vision 2030, placing emphasis on investment for socio-economic development, particularly within the sports sector.”

Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)-based the Jeddah Central Development Company (JCDC) is a Saudi Arabian company that develops the Jeddah Central Project. The company was founded in 2019 and is a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

New renderings revealed for Jeddah Central StadiumImage: Jeddah Central Development

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)-based the Public Investment Fund (PIF) is the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. It is among the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world with total estimated assets of US$776 billion. It was created in 1971 for the purpose of investing funds on behalf of the Government of Saudi Arabia.

Hamburg (Germany)-based the GMP International GmbH is an architectural services company that offers planning, design, project management, implementation, consulting, and related services. They serve customers worldwide.

Singapore-based Khatib & Alami (K&A) is a multidisciplinary design consultancy which operates primarily across the Middle East and Africa, Levant, Central and South-East Asia, and Europe. Established more than five decades ago by two university professors, everything they do is based on the principles of professional excellence, integrity and social responsibility.

The Saudi Vision 2030 is a Government program launched by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which aims to achieve the goal of increased diversification economically, socially and culturally in line with the vision of the Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman.

New renderings revealed for Jeddah Central StadiumImage: Jeddah Central Development

“The stadium, meticulously mapped through various phases, is slated to be operational by 2030. As the vision unfolds, the Central Jeddah Stadium promises to be a captivating architectural marvel, adhering to international standards. Beyond its primary function as a sports arena, it aspires to transcend into a multifaceted hub for entertainment and culture, embodying the essence of Saudi Arabia’s progressive trajectory. With its cubic design and state-of-the-art facilities, the Central Jeddah Stadium is poised to redefine Jeddah’s skyline and elevate the City’s global standing. As a testament to Saudi Arabia’s commitment to fostering a vibrant sports culture, this futuristic arena is set to play a pivotal role in the nation’s journey towards realizing the aspirations encapsulated in the Saudi Vision 2030. The countdown has begun, and by 2030, Jeddah will proudly unveil this iconic structure that symbolizes innovation, excellence and the convergence of sports and culture on a grand scale.”

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