Arab News, Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 | Zul Hijjah 7, 1441
Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company launches sustainable architecture competition
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
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
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
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.