HKS Architects appointed as master planner of AMAALA’s Triple Bay and The Coastal Development
AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located along Saudi Arabia’s Northwestern coastline, has announced the appointment of international design firm HKS Architects as master planner for Triple Bay and The Coastal Development. Set in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve, AMAALA will bring to life the desires and ambitions of a community passionate about shaping, and living, transformative moments.
Commenting on the appointment CEO of AMAALA, Nicholas Naples, said: “AMAALA will be a globally recognised destination for arts and culture, as well as one of the most comprehensive, integrative health, wellness, and sports offerings in the world. In partnership with HKS Architects, we look forward to realising our vision for Triple Bay and The Coastal Development by redefining the best in travel through the creation of transformative personal journeys for the world’s most discerning travellers.”
Triple Bay will offer a fully holistic wellness retreat, state-of-the-art diagnostic medical facilities, and authentic treatments influenced by the local environment and traditional practices. The community will be the first truly integrated sports and entertainment community with diagnostics, medical, and transformative wellness combined with learning in a family friendly environment.
Master planning & design principal of HKS Architects, Kevin Underwood, said: “The developments at Triple Bay and The Coastal Development offer a once-in-a-career opportunity to shape a new tourism destination from the beginning and it’s a privilege to be involved as master planners. We’re bringing together the global expertise of our firm, using our knowledge of designing for healthcare, sports, and other uses allied to many years’ experience of working with luxury hotels and resorts to create something innovative and contemporary. Sustainability in all aspects is at the heart of our design, seamlessly integrating landscape and buildings with the stunning mountain and marine landscape of the Red Sea.”
AMAALA’s trio of communities – Triple Bay, Coastal Development, and The Island – will represent three different sets of experiences for visitors. The destination’s development will be rolled out in three key phases, with completion slated ahead of the realisation of Saudi Vision 2030.