Porta Jeddah Location City: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A innovative mixed-use development set to become an iconic landmark in the city

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Sectors:
Mixed Use, Retail, Leisure, Workplace, Hospitality
Services:
Architecture
Studios:
London, Dubai
Client:
Al-Akaria

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Key Info

Includes:
A wide variety of retail, F&B and leisure as well as a 183-key lifestyle hotel, 53 serviced apartments and workplace amenities
Area:
123,000m² GBA
Status:
Under construction Q1/2024

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Drawing design inspiration from the city's rich cultural heritage

The 123,000m² GBA Porta Jeddah mixed-use development in Saudi Arabia is set to become an iconic landmark in the city, featuring a wide variety of retail, F&B and leisure as well as a 183-key lifestyle hotel, 53 serviced apartments and workplace amenities. The design draws inspiration from the city's rich cultural heritage and includes elements that evoke powerful memories of Jeddah, such as the Makkah gate, the old port, Al Balad and the palace gardens.

Placemaking is at the heart of the scheme

The development is defined by a vibrant central plaza with a concept based on a journey through a sequence of themed plazas that are informed by the characteristics of Jeddah. The garden plaza offers visitors a variety of al fresco dining options within a beautiful landscape setting, the water plaza showcases retail experiences alongside dancing fountains and interactive sculptures, and the entertainment plaza hosts a range of leisure activities centred around an amphitheatre for social engagement and curated events.

Set to become an iconic architectural landmark

Chapman Taylor's vision for Porta Jeddah is to create a destination that has a deep connection to its context, one that captures the energy and diversity of the city and creates a strong sense of place and authenticity. The development will feature a gateway that characterises the project, embracing the central plaza and becoming an iconic architectural landmark in the city.

A vibrant and energetic design that responds to the needs of the city and its residents

Olly Bradley-Barnard (BArch)

Director, Dubai

Olly joined Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio in 2012. During his time in South East Asia, he worked on a variety of award-winning projects in the region, including Mui Dinh Eco Park in Vietnam – winner of the prestigious MIPIM “Best Futura Mega Project” Award in 2018.

He joined our Dubai studio in 2018 to strengthen our presence in the region with his experience of designing in many different countries and cultures. He has worked on many key projects in the region, including a major mixed-use project in Madinah, Airport City in Jeddah and many important government-funded projects in Saudi Arabia.

Olly’s approach to projects is to create and develop a design concept that has a strong identity, informed by the place, the culture and other aspects of the development’s context.

Olly was promoted to the position of Director in our Dubai studio in 2022.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Retail / Hospitality / Residential / Concept Design

Awards

Highly commended - RLI MENA Awards
Highly commended - RLI MENA Awards
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