King Khaled International Airport Community Facilities, Saudi Arabia, Asia
 
 
Year1983latitude: 24° 56'
longitude: 46° 38'
Period
Initiator(s)Saudi Ministry of Defence and Aviation
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Harry Weese
Design organizationHarry Weese and Associates
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
King Khaled International Airport Community Facilities

The new town is laid out on a grid-like plan and its center is occupied by the mosque built on a plaza and flanked by a hotel, administrative, cultural and commerical buildings. Traffic is distributed from the ring road onto a network of secondary roads which subdivide the town into housing blocks, grouped to form neighbourhoods. Schools have been placed at the center of each neighbourhood. Special care has been taken to ensure that car traffic does not interfere with pedestrian circulation.

source: http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.tcl?site_id=792

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