Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has shared insights into the early development and significance of “The Line,” Saudi Arabia’s futuristic megacity, as part of the NEOM flagship development project, stressing that the whole city will be “peace of art”.
In an interview with the Discovery Channel, which aired on Monday, the crown prince highlighted the Kingdom’s aim to create a new civilization for the future and encouraged other countries to pursue similar endeavors for the betterment of the planet.
The Line, situated in the northern region of Saudi Arabia, reimagines urban living in the 21st century. The crown prince discussed the initial design concept behind the city and its implications for Saudi Arabia. He emphasized the need to start from scratch, given the availability of empty space and the goal of accommodating 10 million people.
During the design process, various ideas were considered, including the concept of building a circular city connected through mobility. However, one design proposal stood out by suggesting a departure from the circular layout to a linear one. The crown prince emphasized the importance of combining engineering, design, and art, stating that the entire city should be considered a work of art.
According to the crown prince, The Line aims to address the challenges faced by urban communities today and offer alternative approaches to urban life. The project seeks to address issues of livability and environmental crises that cities worldwide are currently experiencing.
The Line represents Saudi Arabia’s ambitious vision for the future, showcasing innovative urban planning and sustainability practices. By highlighting the significance of art, design, and holistic livability, the project aims to set a new standard for urban development and inspire similar efforts globally.