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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