SPORTS BOULEVARD
URBAN DESIGN CODE 
Design regulations, driven by the principles of Salmani Architecture, for Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman Road
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WHAT IS THE URBAN DESIGN CODE?

The Urban Design Code is detailed architectural and urban regulations and requirements. It aims at achieving harmony and integration in the urban form in terms of the shape of the building and its relationship with its surroundings.

WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS URBAN DESIGN CODE?

The Urban Design Code aims to impart a distinctive local identity through the implementation of the principles of “Salmani Architecture”, in addition, it will also contribute to raising the level of development to align with the Sports Boulevard. The Code will also support with achieving the following:

  • Providing diverse and new housing development styles that contributes to the strengthening of the housing sector
  • Encouraging development aligned with standards that contribute to achieving sustainability and energy savings
How do I submit my design for approval?

By printing and filling out the form on this link , and submit it to Riyadh Municipality.

WHY WERE CERTAIN AREAS OVERLOOKING THE PRINCE MOHAMMED IBN SALMAN ROAD HAD A BUILDING LISCENCE ISSUANCE FREEZE?

This was mainly done to reset specific urban regulations and requirements aimed at integrating the area surrounding the sports boulevard project

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS THAT OF THE URBAN DESIGN CODE?

All requirements and regulations that pertain to the Urban Design Code are available in the Urban Code page featured on the official website of the Sports Boulevard Project.

https://sportsboulevard.sa/en/design-code/

 

HOW CAN ONE APPLY FOR THE URBAN DESIGN CODE?

You can apply through the Riyadh Municipality. SBF will also provide guidance for the implementation of the Urban Code through the Design Studio Service.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE URBAN DESIGN CODE ?

It imparts a distinctive local identity in accordance with the artistic concepts of the Salmani Principles. It will also regulate the urban character of the project and the real estate and other features that surround it.

WHAT AREAS DOES THE URBAN DESIGN CODE COVER?

The Urban Design Code covers the lands specified in the digital map of building regulations and land use.

WILL THE URBAN DESIGN CODE APPLY TO COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES?

The Code is concerned with all areas depicted on the map of various uses.

WILL THE SPORTS BOULEVARD FOUNDATION PROVIDE SUPPORT IN THE FOLLOWING CODE?

Yes. Those who are subject to the Urban Design Code can book an appointment to visit the Design Studio to obtain any type of assistance.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A BUILDING LICENSE?

It is done as per the Riyadh municipality procedures

WILL THE URBAN DESIGN CODE BE APPLIED TO EXISTING BUILDINGS OR THOSE IN THE FINISHING STAGES?

Existing buildings are not subject to the regulations or requirements of the Urban Design Code. However, in the event of new developments within the scope of the code, or any new requests related to refurbishment or modification, they shall be subject to the requirements of the Urban Design Code.

WHAT IS THE FORESEEN ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF AREAS THAT ARE COVERED BY THE URBAN DESIGN CODE AND THE CITY IN GENERAL?

Some of the projected positive outcomes include:

  • Improving the quality of the architectural and urban design. This boosts efficiency and strengthens the overall economic prospects of the city, to bolster its investment potential.
  • Reenergizing the housing sector by providing fresh and diversified design options and development typologies.
  • Revamping pedestrian networks within local neighborhoods.
  • Advancing urban sustainable lifestyles and energy conservation.