Urban Development

Mixed-use developments and housing projects are being utilized as terrains to test new ideas and create innovative urban spaces that respond better to today’s needs. Embarking on these large-scale projects requires an extensive knowledge in the history and context. On the one hand, architects must be exposed to the city and its behavior, inhabitants, and socio-economic forces, and on the other, planners should be able to use different typologies, tweak them, and provide them with a new raison d'être.

Our multi-disciplinary expertise at Engicon allows us to tackle complex situations and offer genuine solutions. As a team that includes architects, urban designers, and engineers, our capacity to utilize both top-down and bottom-up approaches, depending on the circumstances, puts us in the lead position to deliver unique projects.

We have long-standing experience in leading multi-national consortiums and in dealing with public authorities and governmental bodies, and we’ve been involved in designing some of the most high-profile developments in the MENA region

Urban Development services we provide include:

  • Urban planning
  • Architecture design
  • Infrastructure design (roads, wet and dry utilities, etc.)
  • Environmental impact assessments and environmental management
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Solid waste Management
  • Irrigation and drainage engineering
  • Landscape design

Sample Projects

Urban Development for the Ministry of Housing

Urban Development for the Ministry of Housing

Country: Saudi Arabia
Client: Ministry of Housing
Year Completed: Ongoing

As housing is becoming a key challenge in Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Housing has embarked on an expansive program to develop large areas of government land in which private citizens could invest and own estates real estate. This comes in line with the Kingdom’s ambitious economic development plans and its vision for 2030.

Engicon is proud to have participated in this ambitious national program. We were contracted by Saudi Arabia Parsons International to design infrastructure for areas exceeding 60 million square meters in Dammam, Jedda, and Makkah, among other locations.

Our scope included all wet and dry utilities, including waste water treatment plants, landscaping, road design, and carrying out comprehensive traffic impact assessments.

Dead Sea Development

Dead Sea Development

Country: Jordan
Client: Jordan Development Zones Co.
Year Completed: 2016

This high-profile project involved the development of over 250 hectares in one of Jordan’s key tourist areas. Engicon’s team provided services ranging from master planning and the development of guidelines and regulations to designing various infrastructure components and producing tender documents for construction.

The project comprised of four sub-projects: (1) infrastructure design for the corniche coastal area, (2) planning, landscape design, and detailed design of infrastructure for the public park area, (3) detailed design of roads serving the area, and (4) conceptual design of the area surrounding the North Zara Hot Springs and historic site of Herod’s Villa.