Wasia Village (Salamiya), Saudi Arabia, Asia
 
 
Year1983latitude: 24° 11'
longitude: 47° 18'
Period
Initiator(s)Ministry of Agriculture
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationYakeley Associates
Inhabitants
Target population1,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=495
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
This new town, located 100 km from Riyadh, was build from the ground simultaneously as a water supply system that should also provide Riyadh. As a self-contained village, the settlement is intended to house staff and families of the groundwater facilities.
The settlement provides all social, domestic, and economic needs to its inhabitants. The housing is a mix of two- and three-storey houses with schools located near the center.
Response to climate and traditional domestic customs form the principals for the design. Dwellings are inwarded and densely grouped in terraces. All houses have a private courtyard and high walls to protect its privacy.

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