The King Salman Park Foundation, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, announced on Wednesday the start of construction of the Royal Arts Complex, covering 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 Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, on March 19, 2019, under the direct supervision of the Prince. heir.
The Royal Arts Complex will include the Museum of World Cultures, which is being built in one of the complex’s buildings and reaches up to 110 meters in height. It also houses the National Theater with a capacity of 2,300 seats. The complex will also include the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts, which comprises 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 include a sculpture pavilion, two theatres, three cinemas and a large hall that will house the works of artists and creators. It will house a library specializing in culture and the arts which will include more than 250,000 books.
By adopting Salmani’s architectural design, which blends modern and traditional values, the King Salman Park Foundation aspires to embody Crown Prince Mohammed’s vision of making the complex a major beacon of culture and the arts in the heart of the capital, Riyadh. .
The park aims to support the achievement of one of the main principles of Vision 2030 through the creation of a vibrant and healthy society, whose members enjoy a healthy lifestyle in a positive and attractive environment.
King Salman Park is set to become Riyadh’s “green lung” and the largest urban park in the world, as it spans an area of over 16 million square meters. It will provide a dynamic experience for city residents by offering a variety of environmental, cultural, artistic and recreational options.
The park also aims to bolster Riyadh’s global ranking as one of the “best livable cities in the world”.
King Salman Park is characterized by its strategic location in Riyadh, and it is connected to several main roads, as well as the public transport project, which includes Riyadh’s train and bus network.
The project includes a circular pedestrian walkway, spanning 7.2 kilometers, open spaces spanning more than 11 square kilometers, and approximately 1 million trees covering all areas of the park.