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Arab News, Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 | Zul Hijjah 7, 1441

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company launches sustainable architecture competition

Saudi Arabia: A competition to find the best sustainable and eco-friendly architectural design for a residential neighborhood developed by the Red Sea Project is aimed at supporting local talent.

The competition, launched by the Red Sea Development Company (RSDC), seeks to find the best designs by Saudi students.

The winner will have the chance to see their design become a reality, and mark the achievement by contributing to the Red Sea Project.

It will be at the heart of the Red Sea Project, and will provide an array of services to RSDC’s employees, their families and all those working to develop the destination, featuring a public library, child care facilities, a gym and a mosque.

The CEO of RSDC, John Pagano, said: “The essence of the Red Sea Project’s vision is providing young Saudis with opportunities in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision. With the project rapidly developing, it seeks to attract Saudi talents to join us on this journey.

“We are glad to provide a creative platform for Saudi designers to showcase their experiences and talents and later implement them on the ground,” he added, noting: “Saudi university students are invited to participate in the competition, which aims at creating an eco-friendly design that is consistent with the destination’s principles of sustainable development, while the candidates will be announced at the beginning of October.”

RSDC is working to establish new global standards for sustainable development at the Red Sea Project. These standards are based on full dependence on renewable energy, prohibiting the use of non-recyclable waste and achieving carbon neutrality.   

The competition is the latest initiative in a series inaugurated by RSDC to empower young Saudis and allow to them develop promising careers in the tourism sector.

Applications for the competition are open between July 27 and Aug. 22, 2020.

For further details about the competition and the registration process, students are invited to visit the following website https://theredsea.co/ecotecture.

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