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MJC – The Metro Jeddah Company / SYSTRA




Architectural design / Design & Build Tender Documents.

Design team:

AREP Group: Urban Master Plan and Architecture

proArchitecture (Gerardo Pérez): Project director / Architectural design

In the context of the very ambitious project of the new metro network for Jeddah, our client has the intention of creating a large urban mixed use project with the company headquarters, a luxury shopping center with an exclusive hotel, and notably the main metro station called to become a new city icon and the symbol of the entire network. AREP was appointed to develop the project and I was responsible for the design and the direction of the team that delivered the design&build tender documents.


From an urban standpoint, our proposal consists in  creating a network of open public circulations, protected from the extreme weather by an impressive undulated roof, under which all the buildings are organised around a grand public plaza. For these open spaces, we integrated an innovative passive climate control system, that combines solar protection from the translucent roof with the cooling from the extraction of the HVAC systems of the individual buildings.


The other key feature of the project is the main metro station, located underground to allow continuity for the public circulations above, but open towards a remarkable garden and entirely glazed to create a real connection between the grand plaza and the trains that are finally the symbol of this notable urban landmark.

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