The new city of Murcia in Saudi Arabia

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The new Murcia in Saudi Arabia

A few days ago the news of a new urban macro-project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was published. What is striking is not the project itself, but the name chosen: The Murcia Project. The new Arab city of Murcia will be located near Riyadh and will have more than 5,000 homes and public services for a small city.

It is curious that they chose the name of Murcia, although today it is not a very important city, it must be borne in mind that in the 12th century Medina Mursiya it became one of the main cities of Al Andalus. Not exceeding the size of the city until the 18th century. Being a fairly well-known city in the Islamic world during the Middle Ages.

The Murcia Project

The Murcia Project will be located 50km north of Riyadh in the Al-Jawan district, on an area of more than five million square meters. Murcia project is the name of the real estate development, politically it will be a district of Riyadh. The construction is diffusely inspired by the Spanish homonym with aesthetic adaptations, such as the use of modulation of the Moneo building in homes or by making an artificial river cross its urban layout in half. Obviously there is no reference to the cathedral or to any Christian element in the city.

Videos of the new Murcia project

The construction team will work at full speed

The new Murcia will be built with modular houses

Urban planning of the Nueva Murcia project

Nueva Murcia urban plan in Saudi Arabia

In their social networks you can see some of the advertising videos of how this urban plan will turn out. A macroubanization that will seek to emulate the aesthetic environment of the Spanish city.

Riyadh will grow in this way by adding a district to it, and Nueva Murcia will host 40,000 inhabitants in its first phase. Which is going to be expanded in a second cycle about to be started since more than 90% of the promotion has already been sold.

You can live there

The best thing about having a Murcia in Saudi Arabia is that the prices of the houses are not excessively expensive, much lower than those of the original Murcia. Of course, if you want to live there you will have to accept the draconian social norms of the Arab country. Prices range between 70,000 and 115,000 euros at the change for townhouses ranging from 100 to 230 square meters. The project provides all essential public services for a small district in the Saudi capital.

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