The Jizan is one of the major urban residential developments located in Jizan KSA. The project covers a total area of more than 100,000 m2 and consists of a varying number of residential units. The master plan was designed with an innovative green concept. The green landscape and built forms which takes full advantages of the local natural resources to create a hybrid habitable space combining architecture and nature. The concept is inspired by adopting current and green innovative technology designed with economic and environmental consideration.The master plan was designed with 3 main neighborhoods, differentiated from a typical urban context. The central gardens contain a central square with a market, commercial spaces that become an accessible public focus for gathering and events, encouraging the experience of city and nature at the same time. With private courtyards and gardens aligned with the spaces between buildings, this bio-integration of architecture and natural landscape will define a new development paradigm for Jizan that maximizes density, value and returns, both ecologically and economically. A contemporary approach in the building design is used with an energy conscious use of local materials brick and concrete decreasing the buildings overall carbon footprint.
Project completion: 2012 design phase
Cost usd: 250,000,000
Site area: 500,000 m2
Total built up area: 805,600 m2
No of stories: G+2
Building height: 9 m
Market: housing, Commercial
Service: Planning and Urban Design, landscape, architecture, interior design, execution drawings (BIM).
Client: King Abdullah Foundation For developmental housing.