Green Kingdom – The King Abdullah Financial District

World Largest Sustainable District


  • Text by
  • Byron Hawes
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Green Kingdom – The King Abdullah Financial District

World Largest Sustainable District

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  • Edition: Hardcover
  • Size: 8 x 10 in / 203 x 254 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: 09-2016
  • Language: English
  • Photographs: 420
  • Illustrations: 120
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $60 / €54 / ₤38
  • description

  • The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new development under construction near King Fahad Road in the Asahafa area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia being undertaken by the Rayadah Investment Corporation on behalf of the Pension Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, consisting of 59 towers in an area of 1.6 million square metres. It will provide more than 3 million square metres of space for various uses, 62,000 parking spaces and accommodation for 12,000 residents. In 2011 it was the largest project in the world seeking green building accreditation. Bombardier won a $241m USD contract to build an automated monorail for the development. The district is designed to keep it isolated from close contact with the strictly monitored Riyadh society. The design guidelines do not separate the sexes in the district. The KAFD master plan was designed and overseen by Danish Architects Henning Larsen Henning Larsen Architects.
  • biographies

  • Byron Hawes is a Toronto-based writer and designer. He is the founder of the underground design magazine The Après Garde, and a co-founder of I-V, a boutique architecture and design firm that has done projects including a recording studio for OVOsound, Campari’s Canadian HQ, and Spin Toronto. He was previously a consulting Editor at Architectural Digest China, Greater China Editor for BlackBook Magazine, and a Contributing Editor for both HighSnobiety and Flofferz, as well as contributing to publications including Monocle, Wallpaper, Hypebeast, Coolhunting, and Azure, amongst others. Additionally, he co-authored the book ‘The Landscape Architecture of Paul Sangha’.

  • other editions available

  • Hardcover, limited edition in clamshell box
    Price: USD $80 / €72 / £51

The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new development under construction near King Fahad Road in the Asahafa area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia being undertaken by the Rayadah Investment Corporation on behalf of the Pension Authority of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, consisting of 59 towers in an area of 1.6 million square metres. It will provide more than 3 million square metres of space for various uses, 62,000 parking spaces and accommodation for 12,000 residents. In 2011 it was the largest project in the world seeking green building accreditation. Bombardier won a $241m USD contract to build an automated monorail for the development. The district is designed to keep it isolated from close contact with the strictly monitored Riyadh society. The design guidelines do not separate the sexes in the district. The KAFD master plan was designed and overseen by Danish Architects Henning Larsen Henning Larsen Architects.

  • Text by Byron Hawes
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Byron Hawes is a Toronto-based writer and designer. He is the founder of the underground design magazine The Après Garde, and a co-founder of I-V, a boutique architecture and design firm that has done projects including a recording studio for OVOsound, Campari’s Canadian HQ, and Spin Toronto. He was previously a consulting Editor at Architectural Digest China, Greater China Editor for BlackBook Magazine, and a Contributing Editor for both HighSnobiety and Flofferz, as well as contributing to publications including Monocle, Wallpaper, Hypebeast, Coolhunting, and Azure, amongst others. Additionally, he co-authored the book ‘The Landscape Architecture of Paul Sangha’.

  • Edition:Hardcover
  • Size:8 x 10 in / 203 x 254 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:320
  • Publication date: 09-2016
  • Language:English
  • Photographs:420
  • Illustrations:120
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $60 / €54 / ₤38

Other Editions Available

  • Hardcover, limited edition in clamshell box
    Price: USD $80 / €72 / £51