TRSDC launches new development in regenerative construction


As an individual, imagine having the opportunity to stay at a world-class resort, nestled in the desert mountains of Saudi Arabia. The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) is working alongside Oppenheim Architecture, a world-class design firm, on another ambitious construction project, which will culminate in the Desert Rock complex.

The company has also worked on some of the most ambitious projects, combining tourism and regenerative actions in the region. With the first completion date of its project this year, the organization is committed to developing luxury accommodation, using sustainable construction methods and allowing visitors to experience a high standard of living. technological integration and embracing the natural world from the comfort of a Red Sea resort.

The development of Desert Rock

How many people can say they stayed inside a rock? The Desert Rock project will be nestled in the mountains in a hidden valley, consisting of 48 villas and 12 hotel rooms, fully integrated into the rock to create a seamless design with minimal impact on the surrounding environment. The roads leading to the resort will be hidden from the landscape to further minimize the impact on the natural landscape.

Built for sustainable tourism

The high level architectural design will take into account all aspects of sustainability in the construction and operation of the facility. The TRSDC is committed to building the complex to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standard. It will achieve this through a complex design process, incorporating measures to reduce the resort’s energy consumption and rainwater harvesting to create a thriving natural space in the surrounding valley.

The company will use materials from the excavation phase of the project, which means that no material will be brought in for the main infrastructure. The project will use the mountain’s natural stone for the interior and exterior walls and the concrete will be mixed using local sources of sand and stone.

“Desert Rock is one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world, which is why we wanted to use architecture as a way to honor and respect it,” says Chad Oppenheim, founder of Oppenheim Architecture. “By using natural materials and embedding the resort into the rock, guests can physically connect to the destination and experience the stunning natural beauty of Saudi Arabia.”

While the TRSDC expects to welcome its first guests to the Red Sea Project in 2022, the full project is expected to reach full completion in 2030, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties in 50 resorts. Visitors and residents alike will be able to experience its luxury amenities, such as golf courses, luxury marinas, leisure and entertainment facilities and even fly direct to its own international airport.

To learn more about TRSCD’s regenerative tourism projects, click on here.

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