The entire underground transportation system in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is to be built during four years and the plans announce a radical change in the way the inhabitants travel in the city.
The underground network will include six different lines, the most impressive one being conceived by the English architect Zaha Hadid, a station that will have the name of King Abdullah Financial District.
Known in Britain for conceiving the design of the Olympic Aquatic Centre, Zaha developed for the subway station a curved structure, most likely making reference to the dunes of the Saudi Arabia’s desert.
Featuring 20.434 square meters, the construction will host four levels for the public interest, and also an underground parking lot stretched on two levels, being meant to simultaneously serve as a gathering place and an exchange station for the subway.
The structure will include corridors and bridges that will help avoid the agglomeration and the station will be connected to the railway from Riyadh through a bridge.
The architect Zaha Hadid who is involved in numerous projects with large budgets from all around the world has drawn a lot of attention lately because of her work.