Dezeen Agenda features Foster + Partners' plans for Saudi Arabia airport powered by renewable energy

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features Foster + Partners' plans to design the King Salman International Airport in Saudi Arabia. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

Foster + Partners has announced it is designing a six-runway airport in Riyadh, which will be powered by renewable energy and incorporate "cutting-edge green initiatives" into its design.

King Salman International Airport is the third airport Foster + Partners is designing in Saudi Arabia
King Salman International Airport is the third airport Foster + Partners is designing in Saudi Arabia

The architecture studio will also create 12 square kilometres of residential and recreational facilities, retail stores and support facilities for the airport, which is the third airport it is designing in the country.

By 2030, King Salman International Airport is predicted to accommodate up to 120 million travellers, making it one of the world's largest airports.

Factory Fifteen founder Jonathan Gales dies aged 36
Jonathan Gales, who designed the trailer for the Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 36

Other stories in the latest newsletter include the announcement of the death of Factor Fifteen founder Jonathan Gales aged 36, concerns about the carbon footprint of Herzog and de Meurons' Museum of the 20th Century and SANAA's completed extension of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

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