Madinah Central Area Masterplan

Medina, Saudi Arabia

Madinah Central Area Masterplan
Title:Madinah Central Area Masterplan, Medina, Saudi Arabia
Markets:Leisure and Sport, Cultural
Client:Confidential
Services:Masterplanning and Urban Design
Region:Middle East and Africa
Team:Gillespies
Photography:Gillespies
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Our masterplan and vision for Central Area creates an attractive, safe, and comfortable environment for its citizens and visitors. The urban fabric and community infrastructure promote both social connectivity and cultural heritage.

Orientated towards a hugely expanded Prophet’s Mosque, the revised development framework includes a network of pedestrian-friendly streets, boulevards and open green spaces that simplify the flow of crowds to and from the capital centre during peak periods, as well as offering additional space for prayer and community gatherings.

Residents and visitors will enjoy a distinctive and serene setting with new areas of public realm, open green spaces and improved streets with shading and planting that will aid crowd control, comfort and encourage chance encounters. In addition, the improved transport systems will cater for an additional 500,000 people an hour, conveniently delivering visitors directly to the centre.