Saudi Arabian mega venture Neom has revealed its newest area, Epicon, a vacationer vacation spot on the Gulf of Aqaba that can characteristic two jagged skyscrapers.
Set to be constructed on the Gulf of Aqaba coast in northwestern Saudi Arabia, Epicon is the sixth of Neom’s deliberate 10 areas to be introduced.
It would comprise two jagged towers, one measuring 225 and the opposite 275 metres, which can include 41 lodge and luxurious residences.
The steel-clad skyscrapers are visualised as being interconnected by horizontal ranges that maintain an out of doors pool, amongst different areas.
The area may even be house to the Epison resort, which can have 120 rooms in addition to 45 seashore villas. Among the many facilities on provide can be a seashore membership, spa and eating places.
“Designed as a gateway to the longer term, Epicon supplies a chance to flee the stresses of the on a regular basis,” Neom stated.
“Whether or not stress-free on the seashore membership, visiting the spa for bespoke wellness remedies, exploring the encompassing nature, taking part in one of many many watersports on provide, or eating at vacation spot eating places for an unforgettable culinary expertise, Epicon has been conceived to fulfill the total array of visitor and resident wants.”
The resort may even have a library and a gymnasium in addition to swimming pools, lounges and workspaces.
The revealing of Epicon follows the announcement of Neom’s fifth area, Leyja, which may even home high-end boutique accommodations and embrace designs designs by Shaun Killa, Mario Cucinella and Chris van Duijn.
The Neom venture will include 10 areas in complete, together with the controversial The Line venture – a linear mega-city that can be 170 kilometres lengthy. It would additionally embrace an octagon-shaped port metropolis named Oxagon, the mirrored mega-city The Line and an island resort referred to as Sindalah.
Nevertheless, the venture has been criticised on human rights grounds, together with by human rights organisation ALQST which reported that three males have been sentenced to demise after being “forcibly evicted” from the Neom web site.
Earlier this yr consultants from the UN Human Rights Council expressed “alarm” over the approaching executions. Saudi Arabia responded to the UN by denying abuses had taken place.
In an opinion piece for Dezeen about The Line mega venture, Dana Cuff questioned “Why would architects let themselves be so vitiated?”
The photographs are courtesy of Neom.