International architecture studios Adjaye Associates, Morphosis, Studio Fuksas and Coop Himmelb(l)au are reportedly among the architects working on The Line megacity. The 170km long megacity, which is under construction at present in Saudi Arabia, is being designed by several international studios, where each practice is reportedly working on a 500m section. Here is a detailed report on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).
Reports suggest, 12 architecture studios are named in The Line Exhibition. Led by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, US architecture firm Morphosis is reportedly leading the design. Other listed studios include US practices Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Oyler Wu Collaborative and HOK; UK studios Adjaye Associates and Peter Cook's studio CHAP; Austria studios Coop Himmelb(l)au and Delugan Meissl Associated Architects; Italian practice Studio Fuksas; and Dutch studios UNStudio and OMA. According to Dezeen, representatives for OMA and UNStudio stated the studios are not working on the project but did participate in a design competition in its early stages.
With the demand of creating something as ambitious as Egypt’s pyramids, the Mirror Line will comprise two buildings up to 1,600 ft tall and run parallel to each other at 75 miles across the mountain and desert terrain. The two linear structures will be connected through walkways and are expected to house nearly 5 million people.
Reports suggest that a high-speed train will run under the mirrored buildings. Vertical farming will be integrated into the buildings to feed its residents. As for entertainment, Mirror Lane will also have a sports stadium, nearly 1,000 ft above the ground. The structures are also expected to have a beautifully constructed marina for yachts that will lie underneath an arch.
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