With the creation of transportation infrastructure expected to grow tremendously across the Middle East over the next decade, a workshop at this year’s ArchMENA conference focused on issues related to transit issues.
Urban commuting via public transport is on the rise, as cities become home to an ever-increasing percentage of the world’s population. But these systems often run steep deficits, inspiring architects to think in terms of transport-oriented development. Turning transport hubs—from light rail stations to airports—into multi-use facilities by including commercial activities can lighten the financial burden. This makes it essential to include architect input at the early stages of any project.