Internationally renowned French-Belgian architect Jean-Michel Gathy has been appointed as master planner for Amaala Island, part of an ultra-luxury destination taking shape on the north western coastline of Saudi Arabia.
Principal designer of Denniston, Gathy said: “The Island development will be an immersive and interactive art-inspired jewel.
“Its lifestyle components, its landscaping, the museums, and art installations together with the art community will transform this island into the diamond of the Red Sea.
“It will feature many different venues for permanent installations or temporary exhibitions and artistic performances.
“The graphic layout of its spine will be distinctive from the air and will be recognised internationally as an iconic landmark.
“The project features all elements programmed and reflects the areas, numbers and facilities.
“This is truly unique, nothing like it has ever been planned before.”
Representing one of Amaala’s trio of communities, the Island will be the tranquil home of an exclusive art community, and an Arabic botanical garden filled with sculptural pieces.
The Island will house masterpieces across four key design elements: a contemporary art museum and academy, a Riviera-lifestyle…