Marcelo Rossi

1st Prize - Neighborhood for 7,000 people - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 2006

Project: INTERNATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING DESIGN COMPETITION
City: ARRIYADH – SAUDI ARABIA
Year: 2006
Client: HIGH COMMISSION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARRIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Professional services / Tipo: Concept project
Dimensions: PROJECT FEATURES
                        1250 houses with facilities, 8 mosques, 10 schools, cultural centres, shopping malls, public gardens.

 


First prize - international competition.

Succession of urban public spaces - First price winner
Enclosed private gardens, immediately connected with small public spaces and used by families, gradually open themselves to a larger public space and finally to the large open central space where the inhabitants get together; participating in various activities which this space offers; -a park with facilities to relax and to have a walk -a sportive zone with fields for various sports activities and large playgrounds for childrens. With this project we want to offer the residents the possibility to socialize, to make new relationships, to relax in quitness and so on. In this concept the trafic systems for cars and pedestrians are completely separated.
Treatment of the walls of the private batches: gardens
The Wall of the backyard in every batch opens itself and is connected to a well proportioned small public green pedestrian space.
The Wall on the frontside of every batch, is not limited by the normal entrance gate, but perforated for entrances directly connected with the house. Entrance gate in the wall and entrance to the house, are
in our proposal one entity.

 
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