Riyadh — The Board of Directors of the Sports Boulevard Foundation announced on Thursday the launch of the urban design code for the areas located on Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Road in Riyadh.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman heads the foundation’s board of directors. The Sports Boulevard project is one of Riyadh’s four significant projects launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman. The project launched on March 19, 2019, operates under the immediate care and follow-up of the Crown Prince.
The Sports Boulevard project, the longest longitudinal boulevard in the world with a distance of more than 135 km, is located on Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Road, linking Wadi Hanifa in the west of the city of Wadi Al-Sulay in the east, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
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The Sports Boulevard project aims to place Riyadh as one of the world’s most livable cities. And contribute to achieving one of the most prominent goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Achieving this is through promoting physical, psychological, and social health.
And building a society where people enjoy life, a healthy lifestyle, and an environment that provides a positive and attractive city atmosphere for visitors and residents.
The boulevard would have safe avenues for pedestrians, horses, bicycles, and sports facilities. It will include 4.4 million square meters of open green spaces and around 50 sports sites.
It will also include distinctive artistic landmarks and several investment sites with a total area of more than 2.3 million square meters.
The Sports Boulevard design code is an extension of Salmaniya architecture. It was created, observing King Salman’s efforts and personal directions based on originality and modernity and ensuring raising urban design quality parallel with highlighting the local architectural identity.
The distinguished style gives vitality and flexibility to the design. It facilitates architects and planners to innovate freely within the confines of tradition.
Moreover, it does not include the literal copying of ancient urban idiom and its imposition on new projects.
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Instead, it leaves the freedom for the architect and planner to launch new and innovative elements that draw inspiration and simulate the past with renewed developmental forms.
The urban code will achieve a sustainable urban environment to improve the quality of life through enhanced architectural designs.
The codes will improve urban planning regulations, building systems, and land usage. The code facilitates parking controls, advertisement placements, and environmental controls.
It unifies the urban fabric and stimulates the elements of investment and real estate development per the best standards.
The urban design code will regulate engineering design standards and provide a reference guide to all commercial and residential real estate owners.
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The design code will also guide real estate investors and developers to urban patterns that harmonize with the Sports Boulevard’s various rules and requirements.
Some of the major requirements are pedestrian tracks and horse and bicycle tracks to provide a modern and sustainable environment for residents and visitors to the capital city of Riyadh.
The foundation’s website gives real estate owners the project’s details and scope.
They can get complete information about the objectives, standards, requirements of the urban design code, and the mechanism of its application.