Red Sea International Airport
New Sustainable Red Sea International (RSI) Airport
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Reem Emirates Saudi has been appointed by Red Sea Global to construct a sustainable façade and roof shell of the Red Sea International (RSI) airport’s landside facilities. The Red Sea Global (RSG) is the developer behind some of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations. Red Sea International is going to set new standards in sustainable aviation.

“Not only is the airport sustainably designed, but aesthetically it takes inspiration from the forms of the surrounding desert, the green oasis and the sea. The roof shell, which Reem Emirates Saudi will deliver, typifies this, with dune-like pods radiating out from the center, providing an arresting welcome as guests first arrive to THE RED SEA from above […] This requires experienced partners who share our vision for doing things better”, John Pagano, Group CEO of TRSDC, said.

RSG’s ambition is to usher in a carbon-neutral, net-zero era for airport designs and operations. New airport will be run by renewable energy. The airport is designed to minimise reliance on air conditioning by adding shaded areas and natural ventilation. It will have five mini-terminals. Some of them will be closed during slower activity periods, which will allow not to waste energy on air-conditioning.

Eng. Naser Al Marzooqi, General Manager at Reem Emirates Saudi, said: “Our partnership with RSG marks the start of an exciting chapter in revolutionizing airport offerings, while closely aligning with the strategic goals of Vision 2030. We are excited to bring our in-depth knowledge and local expertise to the project and hope to see such world-class standards of sustainable airports become more widespread throughout the region.”

The airport is going to welcome its first passengers in 2023. It will be capable of serving an estimated one million domestic and international tourists per year by 2030.

This uniquely regenerative airport was designed by international architecture firm Foster + Partners. Foster + Partners opened their regional office in Dubai in 2017, which reflected their belief in Dubai as a centre for design and innovation.

“Dubai is emerging as a global hub for the design and construction industry, exemplified by the varied scope and breadth of our projects in the region. We have been heavily involved in a number of projects over the past two decades, from the Index Tower that opened in 2011, to […] the Dubai Design District Creative Community and Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI); office developments such as ICD Brookfield Place and the new Mobility Pavilion for the Expo 2020”, Gerard Evenden, Senior Executive Partner of Foster + Partners, said.

You can learn more about the airport project on its official web page and on the National News website.

We would also recommend you to read our article about Norman Foster and his projects in the UAE.