AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination situated along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline, has revealed the appointment of leading architectural firm Denniston as the Master Planners for The Island.
Chief Executive Officer of AMAALA, Nicholas Naples, said: AMAALA carves a special positioning within the international hospitality portfolio, catering to choose visitors searching for innovative experiential escapes. Our ambition is to create customized experiences, catering to the individual wishes of each guest. Entrenched in the philosophies of art, wellness, and stimulated by the purity of the Red Sea, we are excited to be working alongside Jean-Michel Gathy and Denniston to bring to life our vision for The Island. It is here where our visitors will embark on a transformational journey and feed the soul via arts and cultural offerings, with possibilities for philanthropic art co-creation.
Representing one of AMAALAs trio of communities, The Island will be the tranquil home of an extraordinary art community, and an Arabic botanical garden bestrewn with sculptural pieces. The Island will house masterpieces throughout 4 key design elements: a modern art museum and academy, a Riviera-lifestyle artists’ colony, immersive artistic experiences, and art and sculpture co-creation opportunities.
Principal Designer of Denniston, Jean-Michel Gathy, said: The Island development will be an immersive and interactive art-inspired jewel. Its life-style components, its landscaping, the museums, and art installations collectively with the art community will radically change this island into the Diamond of the Red Sea.
It will characteristic many unique venues for everlasting installations or brief exhibitions and artistic performances. The graphic design of its backbone will be different from the air and will be known internationally as an iconic landmark. The project aspects all elements programmed and displays the areas, numbers and facilities. This is actually unique, nothing like it has ever been planned before.”
The energetic community of The Island will be anchored through an artists' village of working studios, artisanal shops, galleries, plus exhibition and performance facilities hosting a year-round calendar of immersive and transformative works, representing the pillar of arts and culture.
Fully aligned with Saudi Arabia’s ambitions for the future, the development of AMAALA is being rolled out throughout three key phases, with completion of the vacation spot aimed for ahead of the realization of Saudi Vision 2030.