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Tuesday, July 26 2022 - 07:10
HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announces designs for THE LINE, the city of the future in NEOM
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM 
Board of Directors, today announced the designs of THE LINE, a civilizational 
revolution that puts humans first, providing an unprecedented urban living 
experience while preserving the surrounding nature. In January last year, His 
Royal Highness launched the initial idea and vision of the city that redefines 
the concept of urban development and what cities of the future should look like.
The designs of THE LINE embody how urban communities will be in the future in 
an environment free from roads, cars and emissions. It will run on 100% 
renewable energy and prioritize people's health and well-being over 
transportation and infrastructure as in traditional cities. It puts nature 
ahead of development and will contribute to preserving 95% of NEOM's land.

The announcement reveals the most important characteristics of THE LINE, which 
is only 200 meters wide, 170 kilometers long and 500 meters above sea level. 
THE LINE will eventually accommodate 9 million residents and will be built on a 
footprint of 34 square kilometers, which is unheard of when compared to other 
cities of similar capacity. This in turn will reduce the infrastructure 
footprint and create never-before-seen efficiencies in city functions. Its 
ideal climate all year round will ensure that residents can enjoy surrounding 
nature when walking around. Residents will also have access to all facilities 
in THE LINE within a five-minute walk, in addition to a high-speed rail with an 
end-to-end transit of 20 minutes.

HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said, "At THE LINE's launch last year, we 
committed to a civilizational revolution that puts humans first based on a 
radical change in urban planning. The designs revealed today for the city's 
vertically layered communities will challenge the traditional flat, horizontal 
cities and create a model for nature preservation and enhanced human 
livability. THE LINE will tackle the challenges facing humanity in urban life 
today and will shine a light on alternative ways to live."

HRH added, "We cannot ignore the livability and environmental crises facing our 
world's cities, and NEOM is at the forefront of delivering new and imaginative 
solutions to address these issues. NEOM is leading a team of the brightest 
minds in architecture, engineering and construction to make the idea of 
building upwards a reality."

HRH continued, "NEOM will be a place for all people from across the globe to 
make their mark on the world in creative and innovative ways. NEOM remains one 
of the most important projects of Saudi Vision 2030, and our commitment to 
delivering THE LINE on behalf of the nation remains resolute."

THE LINE offers a new approach to urban design: The idea of layering city 
functions vertically while giving people the possibility of moving seamlessly 
in three dimensions (up, down or across) to access them is a concept referred 
to as Zero Gravity Urbanism. Different from just tall buildings, this concept 
layers public parks and pedestrian areas, schools, homes and places for work, 
so that one can move effortlessly to reach all daily needs within five minutes.
THE LINE will have an outer mirror facade that will provide its unique 
character and allow even its small footprint to blend with nature, while the 
interior will be built to create extraordinary experiences and magical moments. 
It will be created by a team of world-renowned architects and engineers, led by 
NEOM, to develop this revolutionary concept for the city of the future.

In order to change business as usual, the city's design will be completely 
digitized, and the construction industrialized to a large degree by 
significantly advancing construction technologies and manufacturing processes. 
The announcement of THE LINE's designs is a continuation of NEOM's progress in 
the development of its flagship projects such as OXAGON, its reimagined 
manufacturing and innovation city; and TROJENA, its global mountain tourism 
destination that will offer the Arabian Gulf's first outdoor skiing; as well as 
the launch of two of NEOM's subsidiaries: ENOWA, its energy, water and hydrogen 
company; and the NEOM Tech & Digital Company.

About NEOM
NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a New Future 
might look like. It is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being 
built from the ground up as a living laboratory – a place where 
entrepreneurship will chart the course for this New Future. It will be a 
destination and a home for people who dream big and want to be part of building 
a new model for exceptional livability, creating thriving businesses and 
reinventing environmental conservation.

NEOM will include hyperconnected, cognitive towns and cities, ports and 
enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues and tourist 
destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and 
companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies 
and enterprises in groundbreaking ways. Residents of NEOM will embody an 
international ethos and embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking and 

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