The Line is one of the most attention-grabbing mega projects today. The team at Neon have confirmed that the project has already started running in the “zero gravity” city of Saudi Arabia. The Line has a vision as a civilization revolution that puts people first, providing an unprecedented urban living experience while preserving the natural surroundings. It can be concluded that this is redefining the concept of urban development and what the city of the future should look like.
This is one of the ambitious projects of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Built in a barren area and surrounded by desert, the city is projected as the future business center of Saudi Arabia, and is filled with all the technological advancements to support an environmentally friendly city. In the form of a twin building with a mirrored facade on the outside, it will have an area of 34 square kilometers. It will contain homes, offices, schools, and public spaces, which stand vertically up to a height of 500 meters and a width of 200 meters.
This building stretches for 170 kilometers, from the Red Sea in the west, to the mountainous region in the east. The cost for this ambitious project is said to reach 1 trillion dollars. At such a fantastic cost, the line is expected to address the challenges humanity faces in today’s urban life, and will highlight alternative ways of living.
The Line technology
This city will run with environmentally friendly technology. There are no roads, cars or emissions, it will run on 100% renewable energy and 95% of the land will be conserved for nature. Public health and well-being will take priority over transportation and infrastructure, unlike traditional cities. It is only 200 meters wide, but 170 kilometers long and 500 meters above sea level.
The line will eventually accommodate 9 million people and will be built on a land area of just 34 square kilometers. This means a reduction in infrastructure, creating efficiencies never seen before in the functioning of cities. The ideal climate all year round will ensure residents can enjoy the natural surroundings. Residents will also have access to all facilities within a five-minute walk, in addition to high-speed rail with end-to-end transit of 20 minutes.
World class quality of life
Where only the best and smartest live. An unrivaled place of social and economic experimentation, without pollution and traffic accidents, coupled with world-class preventive health care, so people will live longer.
Place for prototype business
Built around people, not technology. A cognitive city that predicts and reacts to what we need, not the other way around. Life without gravity means a higher density footprint creating a richer human experience, and new business opportunities. Around 380,000 jobs will be created by 2030
Environmental solutions for urbanism
Our carless environment is part of a 100% sustainable transportation system with zero pollution and zero waiting time. Less travel will create more time to relax. Not paying for expenses such as car insurance, fuel, and parking will mean higher spendable income for citizens.
A community that discovers the future
Advanced logistics planning technology and modular construction will enable efficient on-line delivery. And people will live in close proximity to, and in harmony with, nature that is 95% untouched by urbanization. Our vertical garden city means you are always only two minutes from nature.
From Mohammed bin Salman,
“THE LINE will address the challenges humanity faces in today’s urban life and will highlight alternative ways of living. We cannot ignore the environmental and viability crisis facing our world’s cities, and NEOM is at the forefront of delivering new and imaginative solutions to these problems. NEOM is leading a team of the brightest minds in architecture, engineering and construction to bring the idea of building upwards to life.”
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