The Line, which was first revealed last year, is an enormous linear megastructure with mirrored cladding that is planned for a 170-kilometer stretch across the Saudi Arabian desert. The megastructure will be 500 meters tall, but only 200 meters wide. The structure will consist of two wall-like structures that will enclose an open area between them. At 500 meters high the pair of structures will become the 12th highest building in the world, as well as being by far the longest. The Line will contain residential, retail and leisure areas as well as schools and parks.
THE LINE will eventually accommodate 9 million people and will be built on a footprint of just 34 square kilometers. This will mean a reduced infrastructure footprint, creating never-before-seen efficiencies in city functions. The ideal climate all-year-round will ensure that residents can enjoy the surrounding nature. Residents will also have access to all facilities within a five-minute walk, in addition to high-speed rail – with an end-to-end transit of 20 minutes.
The project will form a key part of Neom – a renewable energy-powered region under development across Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. No roads, cars or emissions, it will run on 100% renewable energy and 95% of the land will be preserved for nature.