Arka Retail Boulevard
Project Name: Arka Retail Boulevard
Project Type : Masterplan
Location: Riyadh – Saudi Arabia
Project Area: 450,000 sqm
A large mixed-use development predominantly luxury retail. Situated on 30 hectares of land about 5km from the centre of Riyadh and 3km from KAFD, the plan calls for Luxury branded retail stores with residential, commercial,and institutional space totaling 450,000 square meters. The project is particularly designed to engage a new sustainable outdoor retail environment with protected walkways and LRT system to connect Anchorage department stores.
The Boulevard is around 4km long and its 8 Anchor department stores linked with LRT system provide Saudi with it’s first outdoor shopping experience. All stores along the boulevard have continuous shaded zone to protect from the hot Saudi sun with an environmental friendly mist system to cool down the outdoor temperatures to acceptable levels without engaging heaving cooling system and enclosing all communication corridors between retail stores.
As part of ongoing growth West of Riyadh, the project aims to become a model for sustainable development in saudi. The layout is organized around a grand boulevard inspired by the world’s great streets but re-conceived to reflect local customs. The boulevard will be complemented by verdant gardens and pedestrian paths. Collectively, these elements will deliver a strong sense of place and community.