Saudia Arabia's AMAALA project has appointed international architectural firm Denniston as the master planners for The Island.
Denniston's French-Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy will lead the design of AMAALA's The Island community.
One of a trio of communities at the luxury resort, The Island will be home to an exclusive artists' enclave, an Arabic botanical garden and a contemporary art museum.
Gathy says: “The Island development will be an immersive and interactive art-inspired jewel. Its lifestyle components, its landscaping, the museums, and art installations together with the art community will transform this island into the 'Diamond of the Red Sea.'"
Once complete the 3,800-square kilometre resort, on Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline, is set to have 2,500 hotel keys and more than 800 residential villas, apartments and estate homes, alongside 200 high-end retail establishments, fine dining, wellness and recreation.
Development is being rolled out across three key phases, with completion of the destination aimed for ahead of the realisation of Saudi Vision 2030.
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