Open Call: Marissa Villas (Town Houses) in Dammam City

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The vision for the project is to build a Contemporary, efficient, well designed attached villas (town-houses) in Ash Shatti Sharqi, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Our main goal is to provide the buyers with an extraordinary, smart living space that satisfies their needs and allows them to live comfortably. In addition, being able to live in an affluent area for an affordable price.

This is one of the new projects for Alsalimi Company; the land is located in Ash shati Sharqi, Dammam city. Ash Shatti area is characterized as a sophisticated district featuring high income households, mostly residing in residential town houses, villas and compounds. The research shows that the area has high demand for Residential villas, our aim is to stand out from the crowd by providing high level of living experience in an affluent area with an affordable price.

The design approach to the Villas is a fusion of contemporary, unique and chic architecture and interior design. The aim is to be able to give the client a luxury and comfortable living space that is within the budget and market price. The Contemporary design allows for a broad range of styles to smoothly blend to mold different home ambience according to different consumer preferences. 

It is very helpful to have a look at the competition brief video.

Site General Characteristic: There are two different land plots, Block 4 and Block 6. They are both almost Rectangular-shaped land plot measuring approx. 5,400 sqm.

Subject Site Context: the subject plots can be approached easily from the eastern side (King Abdullah Road) and north side (Murjan Road). The subject plots can be approached easily from the western side (Prince Mohammed) and South side (Mahar Road)

Project’s Program & Area Schedule. The required program as following:

1- Land distribution & Site setup. The designer should propose the most suitable land distribution considering the following regulation:

Municipality Regulations: • Setbacks: Ground Floor - Setback at Street Side = 4M- Setback at Neighbors side =2M- Setback at Alley Side = 2MFirst Floor- Setback at Street Side = 3M- Setback at Neighbors side =1.5M- Setback at Alley Side = 1.5MRoof Annex- From the 1st floor edge = 2M• Floors and heights: - The allowed floors are: - Ground Floor + First Floor +Roof AnnexNote: (allowed area of the roof is 50% of the first floor)

The following demonstration layout shows the alternatives that the Architect have for unit’s distributions

The following demonstration layout shows the alternatives that the Architect have for unit’s layout considering the setbacks.

Areas. The following area schedule is a breakdown for the interior space requirements for each unit regardless of its floor’s location (Total BUA should not exceed the below schedule) Driver Room + Toilet (Annex) 11 Guest Sitting Room 18 Living Room 18 Dining Room 16 Main Kitchen (Can be divided into 1 dirty kitchen and 1 clean kitchen if possible) 20 Maid's Room + Toilet + Laundary + Small Store 16 GF Staircase space 13 Toilet (Living) 6 Toilet (Guest) 6 Elevator Shaft (Exterior) (Not included in the BUA but its access should be considered in the interior) N/A Circulation 15% 16 Family Living 12 Bedroom 1 16 Bedroom 2 16 Bedroom 3 16 Toilet 1 6 Toilet 2 6 Master Bedroom + Toilet 40 FF Staircase Space 13 Circulation 15% 16 Roof Staircase 13 TOTAL 294 Having outdoor area for future Daiwaniah OR Swimming Pool


Architectural Concept Design: Submit your design as PDF binder includes the following: - Cover sheet, including designer biography and participant’s ID - Site plan, showing (Site approach, Land distribution, hardscape & landscape) - Floor Plan for each level. Should include area & rooms schedule.- BUA schedule. - 4 Elevations. - 2 Sections (Minimum). - 3D perspectives, minimum of (6 exterior, 6 interior) - Material Selection and material description. - Cost calculation. - Boards’ size should be landscape A2. The design presentation should be submitted as combined PDF. - CAD files should be included in the submittals.

Registration Process:

Please send us an email on below address confirming your participating in the competition. Our team will send you back confirmation email along with your participating ID.Email Title: Registration Request for Marissa Villas Competition Email: You can contact us on above address if you have any question as well.

Competition Prizes: First prize – USD 12,000 + Certificate Second prize – USD 7,000 + Certificate. Third prize – USD 4,000 + Certificate.

Timeline: Registration will be open till 14 September 2020. Competition submission deadline 30 September 2020.

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