Al Ahmedy Center will be a memorable work of architecture that is luminous and welcoming. Its civic presence on Arka West Boulevard will be a composition of transparent and translucent materials, bringing natural light to interior public spaces and revealing the activity within while also activating the street and the surrounding public realm. Its horizontal profile will meet the skyline with an elegant expression of the building’s environmental roof.
the Commerical center will house around 20,000sqm of luxury retail brands. Pedestrian-friendly space will replace 25,000 square feet of surface parking and vehicular circulation, exit ways, and ramps. The project will add more than 8,000 square feet of new public open space, including a play area for younger children. Multiple outdoor terraces will provide dramatic city views and can be used for receptions and other events.
As for the inner covered boulevard, it will house more than 40 luxury retail brands with a total area of around 25,000sqm. When complete, the Center will create less carbon emissions per visitor than any major retail mall in the GCC . It will save more than five million gallons of water annually and generate clean energy with the largest rooftop solar installation in Riyadh. With sustainability integral to the design, the center will seek LEED® Platinum certification