Impression of Qasr Al Hokm station on the Riyadh metro network.

SAUDI ARABIA: Snøhetta of Norway has been appointed to design the city centre Qasr Al Hokm station on the planned Riyadh metro network.

ArRiyadh Development Authority said it had selected the winning proposals for the main stations on the 177 km six-line network based on their 'outstanding conceptual thinking and powerful design', with the stations intended as 'tranquil oases for travel, shopping and dining' to place the metro at the heart of city life.

Qasr Al Hokm will be an interchange between lines 1 and 3 at the intersection of Al Madinah Al Munnawarah Street and King Faisal Street in the Al Doho quarter. It is intended as 'a model of sustainable development', with a large canopy creating a shaded plaza and allowing natural light to filter down to the underground concourse.

It will 'respectfully' house Eid Mosque at the southwest corner.

Planned Riyadh metro network
LineRouteLength, km
1 BlueOlaya Street - Batha Street - Al Hayer Road39
2 GreenKing Abdullah Road25
3 RedMadina Al Munawra - Amir Saad bin Abdul - Rahman Al Awal Road40
4 Orange King Abdullah Finance District - King Khaled International Airport30
5 Yellow King Abdul Aziz Road13
6 PurpleAbdul Rahman bin Ouf Street - Shaikh Hassan bin Hussain bin Ali Street30