King Salman Park Foundation board launches the Royal Arts Complex project
The King Salman Park Foundation, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, has announced the commencement of construction of the Royal Arts Complex, on an area exceeding 500,000 square meters.
The Royal Arts Complex is one of the most important landmarks of the King Salman Park project, which was launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on March 19, 2019, under the direct supervision of the Crown Prince.
The Royal Arts Complex will comprise the Museum of World Cultures, which is being built in one of the complex’s buildings and reaches up to 110 meters in height, in addition to the National Theater with a 2,300-seat capacity.
The Complex will also comprise the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts, which includes three academies: the Academy of Traditional Visual Arts, the Academy of Cultural Heritage and Restoration, and the Academy of Theatrical Arts.
The complex will also comprise a sculpture pavilion, in addition to two theaters, three cinemas, and a large hall that will house the works of artists and creators, as well as a library specialized in culture and arts that includes more than 250,000 books.
By embracing the Salmani architectural design, which blends modern and traditional values, the King Salman Park Foundation aspires to embody the vision of the Crown Prince in making the complex into a major beacon of culture and arts at the heart of the capital, Riyadh.
The park aims to support the realization of one of Vision 2030’s main tenets — under the leadership of the Crown Prince — through the creation of a vibrant and healthy society, whose members enjoy a healthy lifestyle in a positive, attractive and happy environment.
King Salman Park is projected to become Riyadh’s “green lung” and the world’s biggest urban park as it sits in an area of over 16 million square meters, and will provide a vibrant experience for the city’s residents by offering them a variety of environmental, cultural, artistic and recreational choices.
The park also aims to boost the global ranking of Riyadh amongst the “world’s top livable cities”.
King Salman Park is characterized by its strategic location in the city of Riyadh, and is linked to several main roads, as well as the Public Transport Project, which includes Riyadh’s train and bus network.
The project also includes a circular pedestrian walkway with a length of 7.2 kilometers, in addition to open spaces extending to more than 11 square kilometers, and includes about 1 million trees covering all parts of the park.