180 million bricks of clay for the world’s largest clay city
According to Al-Arabiya News, the head of the Diriyah Development Company, Jonathan Timms, revealed the establishment of a factory in the north of the capital, Riyadh, to produce 180 million bricks of clay, in order to build the largest mud city in the world in Diriyah.
Timms said that construction work on the “Al-Dariyah Gateway” was underway, using hand-made clay bricks. It is being built in the same way as it was built in the kingdom 300 years ago. This gateway will be the main gate of the largest mud city in the world.
جوناثان تيمز رئيس شركة الدرعية للتطوير لـ #العربية : أنشأنا مصنعا لإنتاج 180 مليون طوبة من الطين لبناء أكبر مدينة طينية في العالم#السعودية#اليونيسكو@BinMusaad pic.twitter.com/BEVwZOIXf9
— العربية السعودية (@AlArabiya_KSA) October 7, 2021
According to Al-Arabiya News Channel, Timms added that there will be a total of 38 hotels in Al-Dariyah, of which 25 are included in the gateway project. Their construction will be completed by 2024. In addition, there will be 6 main museums in Al-Dariyah.
In addition, the Gateway project will include a central retail business project on Al-Dariyah Square, the Education Academy, King Salman University, and other projects and ancillary facilities.