Envisioned as Calgary’s Culture & Entetainment District - CMLC’s 20-year vision for east Victoria Park calls for a mixed use community that will be home to 8000 new residents and 4 million square feet of new mixed use development space. The Rivers District Master Plan has been designed to be flexible enough to imagine and integrate modernized amenities like a new event centre, an expansion of the BMO Centre, and the delivery of a Stampede Trail retail destination. As the development progresses, the plan and community will accommodate and support a variety of entertainment and cultural amenities.
The Red Sea Project, the country’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destination, which will play a pivotal role in the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 ambitions. This large scale resort community on the shore of the Red Sea will be made available to visitors from around the world beginning in 2022.
Creating a destination of this size presents significant challenges. With 50 hotels and 8,000 rooms being developed across 22 islands, every single element of the destination needs to be considered in meticulous detail. To facilitate the building and operation of the destination, two high quality accommodations for employees and workers have been created. The Construction Village – which is set to house 10,000 workers – is now open, and will soon be followed by the Coastal Village which includes a three-star staff hotel for employees visiting the site as well as the 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination. Environmental decisions inform every element of the project and determine everything from the techniques used during infrastructure works to the partners selected for new contracts. A set of operational commitments have been put in place to not only protect but also to enhance the environment.
These include a 100% reliance on renewable energy, a total ban on single-use plastics, zero waste-to-landfill, and an aspiration to achieve 100% carbon neutrality across the entire project.