South Saad Al-Abdullah New Town in Kuwait

South Saad Al-Abdullah New Town in Kuwait

In designing the city of the future, why not start building one from scratch, instead of dealing with the legacy of an ‘unsmart city’. And why not copy a smart city that is already in operation successfully. That is what Kuwait thought when it hired a South Korean consortium to build Kuwaits newest smart city from scratch. A four billion dollar project. The name of the city will be South Saad Al-Abdullah and will provide accommodations for between 25,000 — 40,000 families. The new city will be 15,913 acres in size.  In fact, with this project, South Korea is ‘exporting’ its Smart City Concept into the Middle East. The concept to be copied is the concept of the city Bundang in South Korea. Construction will start in 2019 and it is part of “New Kuwait 2035”: a development plan that represents the state’s promising economic future by 2035, a plan that aims at transforming Kuwait to a financial and commercial center that attracts investments.


Hyundai Architects and Engineers Associates Co.


South Saad Al-Abdullah