Zaha Hadid Architects, Buro Happold, Davis Langdon and NewTecnic win King Abdullah Financial District Metro Station project
A high-profile competition for the design of the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been won by a team including Zaha Hadid Architects, Buro Happold, Davis Langdon and NewTecnic. The group’s concept was selected from a shortlist of four and a deadline of four years has been given to realise this 20,434 sq m.
This particular metro station will form an integral part of the major Riyadh Metro scheme, which lays out 6 metro lines to form the backbone of Riyadh's transport system. King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station will be the key interchange on Line 1 and the terminus for Line 4 and Line 6. A breakdown of the entire Riyadh Metro reads thus:
Blue line: The 44km long line will serve the Olaya-Batha-Hayer axis and will include 39 stations. Green line: The 22km long line will move along King Abdullah road, linking KSU in t