Architectural, engineering, and planning firm, Dewan is set to be the lead design consultant for the futuristic destination Qiddiya.
It has successfully delivered the design and is now supervising the physical construction of this landmark development. They are working with a large team of renowned water theme park experts, ride vendors, engineering, and infrastructure professionals.
The newly announced Qiddiya Water Theme Park is one of the flagship projects in the futuristic destination, Qiddiya.
The destination is recognised on the world stage as the home to the most innovative and immersive experiences offering sports and wellness, nature and environment, parks and attractions, motion and mobility and arts and culture, making Qiddiya the capital of entertainment, sports and the arts, not just in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but the world.
The destination is recognised on the world stage as home to the most innovative and immersive experiences.
Since establishing their first office in Abu Dhabi in 1984, Dewan has been integral in imagining diverse landscapes, enhanced cities, and suburban communities throughout the Middle East.
Ammar Al Assam, CEO at Dewan, said, “We are extremely proud to contribute to Qiddiya and the Kingdom with the delivery of the design of this once-in-a-lifetime project. The firm is fully committed to HH Mohamed Bin Salman’s 2030 vision and look forward to further growing and developing our footprint in the Kingdom”
His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and the Qiddiya Board of Directors, as part of Vision 2030, announced a blueprint for the long-term prosperity for the site, part of which is economic diversification and increasing the household spend on domestic leisure and entertainment.
The water park will be at the heart of the attractions at Qiddiya, close to Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. The expansive project will cover 337,948m2 of land and include 22 rides, nine of which will be world-firsts.
The Qiddiya Water Theme Park will have nine distinct districts inspired by native animals and habitat.
Dewan’s futuristic vision
The Qiddiya Water Theme Park will have nine distinct districts inspired by native animals and habitat, including Camel Rock, the Den, the Herding Grounds and Arabian Peak. Qiddiya will be 137,948m2 bigger than any such water park in the world.
The water park is part of the overall giga-project and is budgeted to cost in the region of $750mn.
Dewan will use smart technology to ensure that its operation aligns with its sustainability efforts. The architects are using highly advanced environmental systems that will allow them to use 75% less water than traditional practices.
They have also considered efficient technologies that will reduce evaporation concerns. The park will boast state-of-the-art facilities to host world water tournaments.
Dewan has been widely recognised and won numerous industry awards. It leverages the latest technologies in construction, design and architecture to maximise sustainability, create unique and boundary-breaking designs, and deliver large-scale projects.
The multidisciplinary design team excels at managing complex and demanding projects of all sizes and aims to contribute to and improve the communities they exist within. They continually highlight and encourage an architect’s role to create thriving societies.
Dewan will use smart technology to ensure that its operation aligns with its sustainability efforts.
Dewan is working closely with the Qiddiya Investment Company to be mindful as they create the destination. Their actions are held accountable for protecting various ecosystems, their natural inhabitants, the future of the environment and new generations of visitors.