Designs for Triple Bay Yacht Club in Saudi Arabia revealed by AMAALA


What is the AMAALA?

AMAALA, the ultra-luxury destination located in Saudi Arabia has unveiled its designs for its Triple Bay development. As well as offering a holistic wellness retreat, a nature sanctuary, sports and medical facilities, and luxury homes, it also hopes to become a yachting hub in The Red Sea. AMAALA is managed by The Red Sea Development Company and is a Saudi Arabian land and property mega project that forms part of the Saudi Vision 2030 program.

Below are the latest details shared by the AMAALA team:

Set within the Triple Bay Marina of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve, AMAALA’s new Yacht Club is a keystone development with a captivating free-flowing structure that aims to create a one-of-a-kind meeting point between land and sea. As John Pagano, CEO of the initiative explains: “AMAALA is one of the flagship Saudi Vision 2030 projects and remains central to the Kingdom’s ambition to become a global tourism leader. We anticipate that AMAALA will become an international hub for luxury yachting, and as such, the yacht club required a world-class design, influenced by the surrounding natural elements and Arabic heritage, and underpinned by our commitment to sustainability.”

“We anticipate that AMAALA will become an international hub for luxury yachting, and as such, the yacht club required a world-class design, influenced by the surrounding natural elements and Arabic heritage, and underpinned by our commitment to sustainability,” said John Pagano, CEO, AMAALA.

A future, iconic place for yachts to meet

Last year, AMAALA announced the appointment of international design firm HKS Architects as the Master Planner for Triple Bay and The Coastal Development. “HKS has created a signature piece of architecture at the heart of Triple Bay, and I look forward to seeing the concept become a globally iconic meeting place for luxury yachting enthusiasts from all over the world,” added Pagano.

Drawing design inspiration from two sets of geometry, HKS first looked to the unique rock formations on the Saudi Red Sea coastline to create the club’s bespoke cantilevered terraces, which echo the natural shape of the surrounding cliffs, eroded over time by wind and sea. “We were clear from the outset that we wanted to create a building of its place, with the design drawing inspiration from local landscapes and culture, alongside the nature of the marine lifestyle.  The team wanted to reimagine the yacht club as a modern concept, a home from home for nautical enthusiasts from all backgrounds, from leisure to elite sport,” said Dan Flower, HKS Design Director and Lead Architect for AMAALA Yacht Club.

“The team wanted to reimagine the yacht club as a modern concept, a home from home for nautical enthusiasts from all backgrounds, from leisure to elite sport,” said Dan Flower, HKS Design Director and Lead Architect for AMAALA Yacht Club.

The second inspiration is drawn from mankind’s relationship with the sea and maritime history. This nautical edge will ensure the building sits seamlessly within the marina as a central hub and focal point.

Alongside the ‘sea meets land’ concept, the design references the concept of a traditional Arabian house with a simple smooth white exterior that is cut back to reveal luxurious metal externally and a rich palette of natural and locally sourced materials such as stone, timber and leather. The new tourist hotspot will be a key driver in developing the region as a go-to destination for yachts. “AMAALA offers an unparalleled opportunity to shape a new tourism destination and a new home for yachting on the Red Sea. It is a privilege to be involved as designers of this iconic yacht club, which is a centerpiece for the marina and set to evolve the guest experience,” explained Kevin Underwood, Global Head of Hospitality at HKS. “We have brought together the global expertise of our firm, using our experience of creating luxury destinations to create something truly innovative and contemporary. Sustainability in all aspects is at the heart of our design, seamlessly integrating the building with the stunning mountain and marine landscape of the Red Sea,” he added.

“AMAALA offers an unparalleled opportunity to shape a new tourism destination, and a new home for yachting on the Red Sea. We have brought together the global expertise of our firm, using our experience of creating luxury destinations to create something truly innovative and contemporary,” explained Kevin Underwood, Global Head of Hospitality at HKS.

Saudi Vision 2030

AMAALA is a core component of the Vision 2030 strategy to diversify the economy by enabling rapid growth in the tourism sector.

YATCO shares the excitement about this new worldwide meeting place for luxury and large yacht lovers and owners.


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