Saudi unveils King Salman Charter for Architecture & Urbanism initiative

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Architecture and Design Commission of Saudi Arabia launched the King Salman Urban Charter for Architecture and Urbanism initiative, in a ceremony held at Tuwaiq Palace in the Diplomatic Quarter at Riyadh.

Deputy Minister of Culture Mr. Hamed Fayez stressed that the initiative aims to promote the values, fostered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, while implementing urban projects across Riyadh region and serving as emir of the region for five-decade long period.

The ceremony on the sideline of an exhibition was held in the presence of Mr. Fayez and Architecture and Design Commission CEO Dr. Sumaya Al-Solaiman, as well as officials and specialists in the architecture and design sector in the Kingdom.

Mr. Fayez added that “This contributed to forming features of a distinct urban identity, and we are proud to put this identity in a scientific framework under the title King Salman Urban Charter. King Salman pushed through urbanization plans while also emphasizing the importance of preserving the region’s original cultural identity.”

According to the minister, this charter is the result of extensive researchers and understanding of all dimensions of the Salmani architecture style and its cultural and social connotations and the beginning of an original and unique vision that contributes to the formation of an urban identity implemented in line with the Saudi Vision 2030, for various regions of the Kingdom after taking into account of the unique elements of each region.

It’s worth noting that the Architecture and Design Commission in order to achieve a higher degree of sustainable growth, is developing a national strategy to conserve and protect Saudi Arabia’s unique architectural assets.

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