kalbod studio reveals mega airport city design in saudi arabia

kalbod studio reveals mega airport city design in saudi arabia

airport city proposal by kalbod design studio


Following its vision for a floating healthcare island in Dubai, Iranian architecture practice Kalbod Design Studio releases a series of renders for an Airport City concept proposal in Saudi Arabia. The design, while not commissioned by NEOM, is envisioned to establish a solid connection between The Kingdom’s ongoing megaproject and the global arena in response to the region’s communication needs. Evoking an organic urban matrix reaching for the sea, it suggests a symbiotic relationship in terms of accessibility and economic integration. 

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all renders © Kalbod Design Studio



integrating a multifacted tourist attraction program


Distinguished by its multifaceted functionality, the Airport City concept is curated by the team at Kalbod Design Studio to align with the region’s touristic plans and ambitions. Beyond its primary role as an airport, the project offers as a distinctive and compelling attraction for both visitors and residents alike — with its museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces. Together, these programs create a series of cities, each housing its own diverse micro-climate in one of the world’s most arid landscapes. Bridging sustainable and social needs, the proposal acts as a puzzle within Saudi Arabia’s megaproject, potentially playing a transformative role in the emergence of this ongoing development.

kalbod studio reveals mega airport city design in saudi arabia
Airport City proposal

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strategically positioned to establish a link between Saudi Arabia’s NEOM project and the global arena

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museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces complement the main airport

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a compelling destination for visitors and NEOM residents alike


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layered design, evoking biophilic patterns

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project info:


name: Airport City

location: Saudi Arabia 

architecture studio: Kalbod Design Studio @kalbod.studio

principal architect: Mohamad Rahimizadeh

senior architect: Mohammad Ramezankhani

design team: Mehrdad Akhlaghi, Ziba Baghban, Pegah Samei, Hossein Roasaei, Pardis Ahmadi


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