Danish studio BIG has been named as the masterplanner of the floating port city of OXAGON, which is part of the NEOM development in Saudi Arabia, at an exhibition taking place during the Venice Architecture Biennale. The studio is listed as a contributor to the NEOM project alongside UK studio Adjaye Associates, Austria studios Coop Himmelb(l)au and Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Italian practices Studio Fuksas and Luca Dini Design and Architecture, and German studio LAVA, at the Zero Gravity Urbanism exhibition that opened today in Venice.
Described as the "world's largest floating structure", the development will be an octagon-shaped port and logistics hub. It is planned to be built on the Red Sea in the far south of the NEOM region to connect with ships travelling through the Suez Canal.
Along with shipping facilities, the development will contain a cruise terminal and oceanographic research centre.
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