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Madinat Al Hareer Development, Subiya, Middle East design by Eric Kuhne & Associates

22 Jul 2008

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Madinat Al Hareer – City of Silk, Subiya, Northern Kuwait

Madinat Al Hareer Charter Proposal

AL BADEIA RESORT AND PRESERVATION: A National Wildlife Sanctuary of over 200 hectares will create one of the largest parks and research study centres anywhere in the Arabian Gulf. An Eco-Tourist Resort will open the Sanctuary to visits, study and exploration.

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JABER AL AHMED BRIDGE: Spanning Kuwait Bay, this new bridge will connect the City of Silk to Kuwait City with a 17 minute drive. Half way across the Bay, the Bridge will alight onto two Islands that will contain limited, exclusive private developments.

SILK ROAD – FREE ZONE: An Advanced Enterprise Zone will be designated a Free Zone for trade, investment and business incubator developments. Located next to a new International Airport, it will connect to an expanded Rail, Air and Road Network extending far into Central Asia.

BUSINESS CITY CENTRE: As the centre for finance, trade, commerce, business and international management, the Business City will provide extensive facilities for new businesses to open international headquarters in Kuwait. It’s centrepiece will become the business hub for the Arabian Gulf and a gateway into Central Asia.

CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION: Following the legacy of the great World’s Fairs, the Convention and Exhibition Facilities in Madinat Al Hareer will celebrate and bring together the world’s finest professionals, businesses, investors and clients into a Marketplace of Ideas. Here the great achievements of the world’s advancing technology, products, services and research will be treated as privileged guests.

SPORTS CITY AND SPORTS ACADEMY: Leisure, Sport, Athletics, Physical Performance Centre and Resort will occupy the centre of the Riverside of the Madinat Al Hareer (City of Silk). Academies for Sports Medicine, Athletic Excellence and Physical Research will be part of this comprehensive recreation centre.

Madinat Al Hareer – Building Information

NAME OF PROJECT : Madinat Al Hareer (City of Silk)
LOCATION : Subiya, Northern Kuwait
TOTAL INVESTMENT : Approx. KD 25 Billion
TIME PERIOD (Full Project) : Approx. 25 years
TIME PERIOD (Phase I) : Approx. 5-7 years 22


THE CHALLENGES 1. The City of Silk is a development on a grand scale, unprecedented in the Gulf Region, and some impacts on the environment will be inevitable. 2. Kuwait Bay is a sensitive environment, important for fisheries and water-birds, and already suffers environmental problems. 3. Kuwait Constitution Article 21. Natural resources and all revenues there from are the property of the State. It shall ensure their preservation and proper exploitation, due regard being given to the requirements of State security and the national economy. 4. With respect to the International Index of Environmental Sustainability, Kuwait is currently ranked 138 out of 146 countries.

Madinat Al Hareer – Development Team

Local Advisor OHA : Bader Al-Salman Kuwait
Architects & Master Planner : Eric Kuhne & Associates

over 200 stories, this twisting, tapering tower will create a vertical community made up of 7 neighbourhoods stacked atop one another. Three blades will terminate at different heights and atop each one will be cultural, civic, and religious amenities for the residents, workers, and guests.

Madinat Al Hareer Development Subiya images / information from Eric Kuhne & Associates

City of Silk architect : Eric Kuhne

Location: Subiya, Kuwait, Middle East, western Asia

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