A Future City
Jeddah Metro Competition
Almadesign was challenged by the international architecture studio HOK to participate in the design of urban public transport vehicles. The project was aimed at the Jeddah Metro tender for the development of the future transport system of this Saudi Arabia city. Almadesign's intervention includes the design of the vehicles for the Metro, BRT, Tram, Urban Bus and Water Taxi.
In the approach to each proposal, we tried to understand the specific characteristics of the city, understanding local habits, culture and aesthetics. Inspiration in natural systems and patterns helped to develop, by analogy, the design of an integrated transport “ecosystem”, which earned the proposal one of the 3 places as a finalist.