Interior design of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia unveiled
The practice is contracted for the design of the interiors and the procurement management of interior finishes and furnishings throughout the scheme.
The project includes a passenger terminal, a control tower, a new railway station and a number of support and ancillary buildings.
Areen’s designs are inspired by the local environment and culture as well as the city’s historical art and architecture.
The studio aims to create ‘a contemporary yet culturally sensitive gateway to Jeddah and the Holy City of Mecca’.
The King Abdulaziz International Airport masterplan was designed by French airport specialist ADPi and Atkins is working with Areen to develop the project’s architecture. Arup is the scheme’s structural designer and Dar-al-Handasah is project manager.
Enabling works started on site last year, with basic infrastructure and structural work now well advanced. Interior works are due to commence in the main terminal later this year.
The airport, due to be finished in 2014, will handle 30 million passengers per year.
Areen managing director Trevor Cotterell said: ‘Our bespoke and inclusive approach to every project creates interiors which respond individually to culture, climate and client demands.
‘Our designers and procurement specialists have worked seamlessly together to ensure that our commitment to quality, creativity and delivery is never compromised.’