HKS Architects to work on AMAALA Triple Bay, Coastal Development

The Saudi Arabia developer is accelerating plans for the 3,800km2 project with a series of design appointments

HKS Architects will work on AMAALA's Coastal Development (pictured)
HKS Architects will work on AMAALA's Coastal Development (pictured)

Saudi Arabia’s AMAALA gigaproject has made its second design appointment in under a week after naming international firm HKS Architects as the master planner for Triple Bay and The Coastal Development.

Kevin Underwood, who leads the master planning and design principal at HKS Architects, will be responsible for the plan of AMAALA’s Triple Bay and Coastal Development.

Underwood said that Triple Bay and The Coastal Development offers a “once-in-a-career” opportunity to shape a new tourism destination from the beginning,

Triple Bay will offer a wellness retreat, diagnostic medical facilities, as well as comprise a sports and entertainment community.

The Coastal Development will feature an arts museum and cultural district, along with an amphitheatre for live performances.

Commenting on the appointment, AMAALA chief executive officer, Nicholas Naples, said: “In partnership with HKS Architects, we look forward to realising our vision for Triple Bay and The Coastal Development by redefining the best in travel through the creation of transformative personal journeys for the world’s most discerning travellers”.

HKS Architects is among a series of designers being recruited by AMAALA after recently naming Foster + Partners as the architecture advisor and Denniston as the master planners for its The Island development.

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