Saudi Arabia’s Next Project: Trojena – A Futuristic Mountain Resort

Aunika Skogen | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Trojena Featuring the Lake
Digital Mock-up of Futuristic Trojena in Saudi Arabia; image: noem.com

A Saudi Arabian company, NEOM, announces the latest architectural project Trojena. The futuristic mountain resort will feature novel architecture innovation, year-round skiing, and other outdoor activities. The country has been chomping at the bit for their next project after completing their latest, “The Line.” 

The destination, called Trojena, is intended to be a world-class one-of-a-kind experience. The city is projected to be 33 times larger than New York City, covering an area of almost 23 square miles. It will be located 31-miles from the Gulf of Aqaba. The region is known for its high mountain range, where temperatures drop below 32ºF. 

The city’s design will incorporate a futuristic style of architecture, modern technology, and jagged terrain. A massive man-made lake, almost two miles long, will be located in the heart of the region. A folded vertical village, known as “The Vault,” will combine technology and architecture. The city’s hotels, mansions, and apartments, as well as shops and restaurants, will all be located here. The idea is to minimize the amount of land used for residency. 

The Vault Trojena
Futuristic Folded Village of Trojena; image: noem.com

Trojena will offer many outdoor activities for guests to take part in. Their primary offering will be year-round skiing on world-class artificial snow. Throughout the year, various events will take place depending on the season. In the summer months, there will be lake days and festivals. The spring season will offer a variety of activities such as mountain biking, climbing even yoga. Guests will also partake in an interactive nature reserve located on the edge of the Resort.

The Chairman of NEOM, Mohammed bin Salman, also the Crown prince, leads this project to boost the country’s economy. The project will add 10,000 jobs and contribute $800-million to their economy. 

“TROJENA will redefine mountain tourism for the world by creating a place based on the principles of ecotourism, highlighting our efforts to preserve nature and enhance the community’s quality of life, which is aligned with the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. It also confirms our commitment to being part of the global effort to protect the environment” according to their website.

After a promotional video featuring four skiers skiing uphill was posted announcing the project, the company has gotten a lot of pushback. Many architects are claiming that the project is unrealistic. Many criticize saying that a futuristic folding vertical village will be impossible to build. 

As of now, the project is set to be completed by 2026. The Crown Prince, also the Chairman, hopes to have the city fully functioning by 2030 to meet the country’s economic goals. 

Trojena
Overview of Trojena With Each Sector Marked; image: noem.com





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  1. All nice and fine… But the mountain will do what it wants… Mountains can have tremors and often do.. You put untried structures on them and the Mountain will bring them down.. Avalanche..earh quakes.. Snow storms ..Winds..Volcanic eruptions… fuck around and find out… The mountain calls the shots…

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