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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia announces “national priorities” for R & D projects

Riyadh: An exhibition outlining Saudi Arabia’s future urbanization strategy may inspire a new community-focused approach to architecture following its debut at the 11th World Cities Forum in Katowice, Poland. not.

The Kingdom Building Design Commission participated in a recent forum with an exhibition featuring the King Salman Charter for Architecture and Urbanism, launched late last year to support sector development as part of Vision 2030. ..

King Salman’s architectural vision, developed during his 50 years as Governor of the Riyadh region, was highlighted in an exhibition that also introduced an exemplary project in the kingdom.

Some of the purposes of the Charter are to create impressive buildings and spaces that integrate cultural and national identities, as well as contemporary designs that meet the needs of the community.

The Commission hopes to raise awareness of the Charter and inspire architects and designers around the world in line with the forum theme “Transforming Our City for a Better City Future”. ..

The panel discussion on the Charter brought together Sumayah Al-Solaiman, CEO of the Saudi Architectural Design Commission, founder of Dabbagh Architects Sumaya Dabbagh, and Daniel Ringelstein, director of master planning and urban design at Arup Group.

Al-Solaiman said: By introducing how the Charter has already improved the building environment, it emphasized various situations in which the Charter can be applied to improve quality of life not only in Saudi Arabia, but farther away. “

This is the first international appearance of the exhibition after touring the five cities of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Abha, Jeddah, Dhahran and Medina.

The World Cities Forum was established by the United Nations in 2001 to investigate the growing global problems of rapid urbanization and their impact on communities, cities, economies and climate change.

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