Transforming a car-dependent city into a multi-modal urban environment, the public realm landscapes related to Riyadh Metro create walkable, connected and distinctive urban spaces.
With 85 stations spanning 176 kilometres, the $22.5 billion project is transforming residents’ lives and habits, and saving nearly 250,000 car trips a day. 33 km of public space surrounding the metro supports the mission of creating a healthier urban environment where walking, cycling, and public transportation are the norm.
Lined with hundreds of thousands of trees and plants, wide, shaded footpaths are pedestrian-friendly and offer a platform for public art. The triangular form design the region is known for was threaded into details in the bespoke furniture, stitching the public realm into the architectural character of the city.