Foster + Partners designs Hotel 12 on Ummahat Al Shaykh Islands

23rd February 2021 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2021 15:36)

Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has revealed the images of its new hotel, named Hotel 12, on the Ummahat Al shaykh Islands.

Foster + Partners designs Hotel 12 on Ummahat Al Shaykh Islands
Foster + Partners designs Coral Bloom concept for main hub island Shurayrah under the Red Sea Project. Credit: Foster + Partners.

Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has revealed the images of its new hotel, named Hotel 12, on the Ummahat Al shaykh Islands.

Designed by British architectural firm Foster + Partners, the new hotel will have a series of vacation homes with wooden roofs, restaurants and rest areas.

Foster + Partners studio head Gerard Evenden said: “When we looked at the islands our approach was to have a light touch. As light as it could possibly be.

“It was the light touch, non-damaging approach, that has led through the whole of the design from beginning to end, and that is what we continue to strive towards.”

The new property is part of The Red Sea Project, a luxury tourism destination that is being developed in Saudi Arabia.

The project includes an archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands, miles of sweeping desert and dramatic mountain landscapes.

The first phase of the project, which is currently under construction, includes development of five islands, two inland sites, and 16 hotels with 3,000 rooms.

British architectural studio will also design two of the three Ummahat Al Shaykh islands in the Red Sea Project archipelago.

Additionally, Foster + Partners is also designing the ‘Southern Dunes’ hotel, which is one of two inland hotels to open as part of the project’s first phase.

Dubai Architect Killa Design has been appointed to design villas on Sheybarah Island, while Kengo Kuma has designed nearly 100 villas on one of the three Ummahat Al Shaykh islands.

Recently, TRSDC has revealed Coral Bloom concept, created by Foster + Partners, as the design for its main hub island Shurayrah under the Red Sea Project.