Riyadh: Diriyah Gate Development Authority celebrated the signing of the agreement to start construction of the underground parking project on its Diriyah Square project, which has a total area of one million square meters, which is the central axis of the project and includes a road network and tunnels located directly below Diriyah Square with numerous entrances and exits.It has a capacity of 10,500 vehicles. The contract was signed between the Diriyah Gate Development Authority and the Saudi Arabian company Salini, which is executing the project, at the authority’s headquarters.
The Saudi Salini Company will undertake the excavation and filling of the three-storey basement parking area, which will serve the Diriyah Square project, the commercial and cultural heart of the region. The area will offer recreational facilities, a range of luxury hotels, shops and offices designed to the highest international standards. The project will also include the King Salman Mosque, in addition to residential units designed in the Najdi architectural style, which are planned to have been completed in 2024.
The ceremony was attended by a number of representatives of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority and the Ambassador of the Italian Republic to the Kingdom, Roberto Cantone, as well as a number of board members of the Saudi Salini company, including Hessos Gonzalez, Pietro Pagnati. , Saeed Saeed, Marco Tintorio, a project management consultant from JLL and a designer from AECOM. The agreement was followed by the delegation’s visit to the underground car park, where they sealed one of the building blocks to be part of the foundation. project construction.
In his statement, Mr. Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of Diriyah Gate Development Authority, confirmed that the signing of the contract for the inauguration of parking lots represents an important step for us on the road to achievement, where we work with the best designers and developers in world, expressing full confidence in the ability of the working team, both employees of the Authority and partners For the successful completion of the implementation of the parking project, as it comes as part of the large integrated project for the development of Porta Diriyah , with its symbolism in the history of the Kingdom. The giant parking lots are distinguished by advanced technologies to serve the square’s shopping, cultural and heritage center, which is an essential part of the giant Diriyah development project. Mr. Jerry Inzerillo also stressed that the project prioritizes traffic continuity and integration with the existing road network in Riyadh, as the carefully designed road system ensures easy movement between other destinations within Diriyah, including Wadi Hanifa and the Western Ring, and will be an essential part of the main road network for the capital Riyadh. Mr. Inzerillo thanked the delegates and members of the delegation for their presence, showing that this presence and the accompanying discussions support the strong partnership that will contribute to the realization of this gigantic project as we all aspire to.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Kingdom, Mr. Roberto Cantone, expressed his pride for the Saudi-Italian cooperation to complete the plans for the development of the Kingdom jewel, continuing his speech that this joint cooperation represents a historic moment in the map of cooperation between the two countries, reinforcing his admiration for the Diriyah development plan to be a wonderful and ambitious global gathering place, and warm congratulations to all the workers and contributors to its development.
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A brief overview of Diriyah
With the start of the Diriyah Gate development project in 2017, the features of a new phase began to take shape. Diriyah, located northwest of the center of the capital, Riyadh, became the most prominent historical, cultural and modern destination in Within its geographical extent, which covers an area of seven square kilometers, the project will contribute to the transformation of Diriyah in one of the most attractive and distinctive historical tourist destinations in the world with a variety of lifestyles, within the framework of the ambitious. goals of the Kingdom Vision 2030. Diriyah is a source of pride, inspiration and the home of generations of leaders who have led the kingdom since the founding of the first Saudi state in 1727 AD. As the renovated cultural and historical capital of the country, Diriyah will be built and designed based on Saudi heritage and traditions. The traditional mixed-use urban community will be created taking into account the principles of architecture that are authentic in Najdi architecture, the same design style for which Saudi villages were famous in past centuries. In the cultural heart of Diriyah is the historic Al-Turaif neighborhood, which was built in 1766, as one of the first places in the world built of clay bricks. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010, and today is preparing to become one of the most important historical destinations in the Kingdom. In addition to its focus on cultural and modern experiences, Diriyah will offer outstanding services in the fields of entertainment, education, shopping, catering, hospitality, accommodation and workspaces. Upon completion, the project is expected to house some 100,000 residents, workers, students and visitors and celebrate the rich cultural history of the Kingdom. ANDThe project will house a diverse range of world-class facilities in culture, entertainment, retail and hospitality, as well as space for education, work and residence, including 38 hotels, a variety of museums, retail stores and more than 100 restaurants. Al Bujairi Al Qaim will become a major destination for dining experiences, where visitors will be able to enjoy stunning views of Al Turaif district. It also includes the 141-room Samhan Heritage Hotel, with access to the Wadi Hanifa, which covers an area of two square kilometers, from the Al Jurf Promenade.
About Diriyah Gate Development Authority
The Diriyah Gate Development Authority was established in July 2017 to preserve the history of Diriyah, to celebrate its community and to develop the Al-Turaif Archaeological Quarter, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, to become one of the largest gathering places in the world and a center for Saudi culture and heritage. The authority focuses its efforts on preserving and preserving the history of the Kingdom, including the stories of our ancestors and our material heritage. In line with design, development and conservation standards, the Diriyah Gate Development Authority will create an environment that enhances the historical, national and international importance of Diriyah, including the conservation of the Al-Turaif area. The Authority seeks to increase the presence of Diriyah as one of the most prominent destinations in the region, which offers historical, cultural and knowledge events and activities, in addition to hosting international events. The Authority aspires to transform Diriyah into one of the largest gathering places in the world by developing rich experiences that tell the stories of our history, instill in the sons and daughters of the Kingdom a sense of pride in their country and create world-famous destinations and destinations. referral there. . The authority is working to ensure the integration of cultural attractions in Diriyah with a group of major leading brands of hotels, excellent restaurants and high-level retail offerings. Authority is keen to enable the people of Diriyah to achieve their goals. It celebrates the local community, aims and highlights their social, cultural and historical achievements and connects the Saudi state’s roots with its present and future. The Diriyah Gate Development Authority works together with the implementing agencies in Diriyah, as the main regulator for the supervisory area (190 square meters) and will implement best practices in land management, issuance and supervision of building permits and licenses.
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