Airport City Jeddah shortlisted for 2022 WAN Award

Airport City, a 1.91 million m² GBA masterplan development for SARH Development and AE PRIME, adjacent to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport, has been shortlisted for this year’s WAN Awards in the ‘Future Projects Mixed Use’ category.

The WAN (World Architecture News) Awards, now in its 14th year, brings together senior and influential industry professionals to recognise and celebrate excellence in architecture across the globe. This year’s awards ceremony will take place online on 16th & 17th November. You can register to watch the awards here.

Jeddah is a UNESCO World Heritage City and the tourist capital of Saudi Arabia. The airport is the main international gateway to the holy cities of Madinah and Makkah as well as Jeddah itself. Airport City will become the principal entry port or gateway to the Kingdom and a key element in the future development of the city to the north.

Airport City introduces an innovative complete mixed-use community concept to the region, creating diverse tourism and business opportunities while also providing a venue for the local community to enjoy family and leisure activities.

Our designs are inspired by nature, history, local traditional architecture and art. A central part of the brief is to design flexibility into the development to easily adapt to social and market-led changes and achieve the most efficient and sustainable solutions. The proposed masterplan, based on the idea of interconnectivity through a circulation network allows maximum flexibility for future uses.

Sustainability is embedded in the design, including the use of responsibly sourced materials, renewable energy technology and efficient space design. Ecological conservation is considered throughout. The client’s objectives are to capitalise on the wonderful strategic location, creating an elegant, modern and human-scale community. Airport City will be a memorable experience for visitors, catering for progressive tastes while providing an innovative landmark project constructed to the highest possible quality.

Well done to everyone involved in this ambitious scheme for this well-deserved award nomination.

Jan Dijkema (M Arch Dipl. Arch RIBA ARB SBA)

Director, Madrid

Jan has over 20 years’ experience working across a range of large-scale, mixed-use projects in Spain, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He joined Chapman Taylor in 2001 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2007, where he undertakes a key role in leading multidisciplinary design teams on international projects across the retail, hospitality, workplace and residential sectors.

He also takes responsibility for organisational support, resource and project planning in the studio.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure / Hotel & Tourism / Workplace / Transportation

Jan comenzó a trabajar para Chapman Taylor en 2001 como arquitecto senior. Desde entonces, ha dirigido equipos multi-disciplinares para el diseño y desarrollo de áreas comerciales, proyectos hoteleros y residenciales.

En 2007 fue ascendido a Director. Su trabajo abarca numerosos proyectos nacionales y un gran número de desarrollos internacionales de uso mixto a gran escala. También se encarga de planificar los recursos necesarios para el buen funcionamiento y desarrollo de los proyectos en el estudio.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes directores / Usos Mixtos / Regeneración Urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio / Hoteles y Turismo / Oficinas / Transporte

مدير ,مدريد

يتمتع جان بخبرة تزيد عن 20 عامًا في العمل عبر مجموعة كبيرة من المشاريع الكبيرة متعددة الاستخدامات في إسبانيا وأوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا.

انضم إلى تشابمان تايلور في عام 2001 وأصبح مديرًا لاستوديو مدريد في عام 2007 ، حيث يقوم بدور رئيسي في قيادة فرق التصميم متعددة التخصصات في المشاريع الدولية عبر قطاعات المتاجروالضيافة والمكاتب والإسكان.

كما أنه يتحمل مسؤولية الدعم التنظيمي والموارد وتخطيط المشروعات في الاستوديو.

مجالات الخبرة:

التخطيط العام / الاستخدام المتعدد / التجديد الحضري / المتاجر / الترفيه / الفنادق والسياحة / اماكن العمل / النقل

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