The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features BIG being named as the masterplanner of the floating city of Oxagon, which is part of Saudi Arabia’s Neom development. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.
Danish architecture studio BIG has been announced as the masterplanner of the port city of Oxagon at the Zero Gravity Urbanism exhibition during the Venice Architecture Biennale.
The exhibition showcased the projects being developed for Saudi Arabia’s Neom development, including The Line, the Trojena ski resort, the Sindalah island resort and Oxagon.
The octagon-shaped port and logistic hub has been described as the “world’s largest floating structure”. The Neom project has been criticised for its liveability and sustainability credentials and its alleged human rights violations.
This week’s newsletter also included an exclusive interview with this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale curator Lesley Lokko, a home clad in timber battens in London by Ao-ft and a composting toilet built in the centre of Finland’s pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale.
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