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Architect David Adjaye no longer working on THE LINE, NEOM confirms

Adjaye Associates no longer has any involvement in THE LINE, the flagship linear city at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s controversial NEOM smart city development A spokesperson for NEOM said that it was 'no longer working with Adjaye Associates' on the 170km linear city project, which is under construction in north-west Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this year, the AJ revealed that David Adjaye's practice was working with Peter Cook, Morphosis, OMA, Peri Cobb Freed & Partners, Studio Fuksas, Tom Wiscombe Architecture, UNStudio, Coop Himmelb(l)au, HOK, Oyler Wu Collaborative to draw up initial proposals for the controversial ‘mega-city’ project.

The NEOM spokesperson confirmed Adjaye Associates had been engaged in 'pre-concept architectural work on THE LINE' in 2021. But they added that, although there were ‘a number of world-leading architects ... contributing to the design of THE LINE ... NEOM is no longer working with Adjaye Associates’.

David Adjaye – who is facing multiple accusations of sexual assault – continued to be linked to THE LINE project as recently as May, when his models were displayed in Venice as part of a NEOM exhibition running alongside this year's architecture biennale.

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