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    • 31 October 2011

      KAFD Masterplan Nominated for LEED

      The new financial centre of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, is taking real shape.

    • The 1.6 million m2 masterplan comprising new buildings of more than three million m2 (above ground) has been designed to meet the requirements of one of the world’s most recognised green building certification systems, LEED.

      Henning Larsen Architects is behind the masterplan as well as several distinctive buildings and plazas in the district – many of which have already been pre-certified for LEED. Now, the entire masterplan has also been nominated for the prestigious accreditation. Granted the certification, King Abdullah Financial District will become the world’s largest green development project and first LEED-certified district worldwide.

      King Abdullah inaugurates the first buildings by November 2012, and 44,000 new jobs are expected to be created with the completion of the district. King Abdullah Financial District will become the largest financial centre in the Middle East.