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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Qiddiya Ground Breaking 2018
The Executive Visions team, in partnership with Duvent, has been honored to serve as overall project lead on two major aspects of the Qiddiya Project in Saudi Arabia:
• The Qiddiya Visitor Experience Centre, and
• The Qiddiya Groundbreaking Launch Event, which was held in April, 2018.
Forty kilometers from the center of Riyadh city, Qiddiya is a major Saudi giga-project being launched by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Saudi Arabia’s pre-eminent entertainment, sports
and cultural destination. It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with its 334 square kilometers tripling the size of Florida’s Walt Disney World.
EVI’s efforts have been under the direction of HE Dr. Fahad Toonsi, Secretary General for Qiddiya Founding Board, Public Investment Fund for The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Michael Reininger, CEO of the Qiddiya Investment Company and Wadi Abiani, the PIF’s Executive Director of Marketing.
For the Visitor Experience Centre, EVI and Duvent served as the central architects, designers and master planners as well as facilitating and project managing the site development and construction of the center, which consisted of multiple buildings.
In a miraculous timespan of only three months, the team developed a master plan of 54,000 square meters, including multiple semi- permanent buildings, roads, civil works, landscaping, infrastructure, telecommunication systems, sanitation, power and lavish interiors to accommodate His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al
Saud, and HRH Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman Al Saud and their distinguished guests. For use beyond the Ground-Breaking, the buildings and fit-outs were built to standards assuring their sustainability for a minimum of eight years.

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