The ultra-luxury destination Amaala, located along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coastline, has appointed award-winning architect and principal designer of architectural firm Denniston, Jean-Michel Gathy, as master planner for The Island.
The Island is one of Amaala’s three communities, which Amaala CEO, Nicholas Naples, said would cater to select travellers looking for innovative experiential escapes and deliver on personalised experiences that are “entrenched in the philosophies of art, wellness and inspired by the purity of the Red Sea”.
It will be the tranquil home of an exclusive art community, and an Arabic botanical garden bestrewn with sculptural pieces. There will be masterpieces across four key design elements: a contemporary art museum and academy; a Riviera-lifestyle artists’ colony; immersive artistic experiences; and art and sculpture co-creation opportunities.
Gathy describe The Island development a “Diamond of the Red Sea”, adding that it will offer many different venues for permanent installations or temporary exhibitions and artistic performances.
“The graphic layout of its spine will be distinctive from the air and will be recognised internationally as an iconic landmark,” he revealed.
Fully aligned with Saudi Arabia’s ambitions for the future, the development of Amaala is being rolled out across three key phases, with completion of the destination expected before the realisation of Saudi Vision 2030.