Web Exclusive | April 2015
Jeddah to get a masterplan by Foster + Partners
After architecture and engineering firm Aecom been given an 18-month contract to provide pre-program management consultancy services in May 2014 and French railway engineering firm Systra appointed in July to provide preliminary engineering designs, Foster + Partners has been appointed to design the £8 billion transport system for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This will encompass a network of new metro, ferry, bus, and cycle terminals. The masterplan will include the design of all new metro stations, the trains and the branding. Foster + Partners will also create a series of new public spaces beneath the elevated railway tracks.