Students with grand designs invited to enter Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea architecture contest

The winner will have the chance to become part of the ambitious Red Sea Project. (SPA)
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Updated 04 August 2020

Students with grand designs invited to enter Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea architecture contest

  • The winner will have the chance to become part of the ambitious Red Sea Project and see his or her design become a reality

JEDDAH: Saudi architectural students are being invited to enter  a competition to design a new community center for the coastal village of The Red Sea Development Co. (TRSDC).

The winner will have the chance to become part of the ambitious Red Sea Project and see his or her design become a reality. It will be at the heart of the plans and provide an array of amenities — including a public library, childcare facilities, a gym and a mosque — for RSDC employees, their families and all those working to develop the destination.

“The essence of the Red Sea Project’s vision is providing young Saudis with opportunities in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision,” said RSDC CEO John Pagano at the launch of the competition. “With the project rapidly developing, it seeks to attract Saudi talents to join us on this journey.

“We are glad to provide a creative platform for Saudi designers to showcase their experiences and talents, and later implement them on the ground.”

Visit theredsea.co/ecotecture for more information about the competition and how to take part. Registration will remain open until Aug. 22, after which entries can be submitted until Oct. 10. Award winners will be announced later in October.


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.