Foster+Partners to Masterplan the Worlds Biggest Airport in Riyadh

The UK’s Foster + Partners has won a competition to design the masterplan for the King Salman International Airport in Riyadh. The airport aims to boost Riyadh’s position as a global hub for transport and logistics.

Planned as the world’s largest, the airport will cover 57 sq kms with six runways and will be able to handle the footfalls of 185 million passengers and process 3.5 million tonnes of cargo, by 2050.

Luke Fox, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners said: “Looking forward to the future, the new King Salman International Airport reimagines the traditional terminal as a single concourse loop, served by multiple entrances.

“The terminal is very much of its place and connects passengers to the sensory experiences of the city, with natural elements, tempered light and state-of-the-art facilities.”

The LEED Platinum certified airport will deploy the latest green technologies and initiatives in its design and will be powered by renewable energy.

Seif A. Bahaa Eldin, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners, said: “This visionary development will play an important role in shaping the city into a global hub of creativity and innovation.”