Champs Elysees replica in RIYADH – What else?
As long as they secure openness to various cultures & beliefs, it might just be a good idea?!
Arcan Contracting is developing a residential complex in Riyadh where the centrepiece will look like the Champs Elysees inParis.
Terry Smith, senior vice president, control and planning, told the CW Leaders in Construction Summit KSA: “You’ll have traffic down the middle and at the sides you’ll have computerised transportation for residents and guests to get to their points of interest.”
He said the 1.2m sq m project had gained planning approval and the firm was now reviewing the designs but some of the structural foundations are already being fixed.
The firm also has two projects in Jeddah. A 300,000 sq m mixed-use facility and a resort, which still needs planning approval.
“We see great opportunities. We have investors for these projects we’re pleased to say,” Smith added.
Earlier this month, the master developer behindDubai’sMotorCityconfirmed it has permanently scrapped plans for a F1-branded theme park and revealed proposals for a new mixed-use redevelopment at the site in Dubailand, with a replica of the famous Champs Élysées area of Paris.