Riyadh Art is the first and largest national public art initiative in the kingdom.

SNC-Lavalin, a leading engineering and construction group, has been awarded the programme management office (PMO) consultancy services contract by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) in Saudi Arabia to support its Architectural Projects Program (APP) Department.

The programme will play a key role in the transformation of iconic architectural, landscape and urban planning projects that will benefit the wider society and help position Riyadh as one of the top 100 cities in the world, said SNC-Lavalin.

As part of the two-year contract, it will provide programme and project management services integrated with digital solutions. This will cover the entire project management cycle from project study and planning stages, followed by tender management until a successful implementation of the project. It also covers the design and development of a digital solution to manage a portfolio of projects related to Riyadh City.

The scope of work will be implemented in three phases, including assessment and design of the PMO, the development and implementation of the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution, and project management services.

As part of Saudi Vision 2030, the RCRC is launching several projects in the Saudi capital to enhance the life of its citizens. The APP Department oversees Riyadh Art, King Salman Science Oasis, The Islamic Museum, and River of Light projects, to name a few.

Riyadh Art is the first and largest national public art initiative in the kingdom. As part of the project, more than 1,000 artworks and landmarks, created by local and international artists, will be installed across the capital city, according to a 10-programme plan that covers residential neighbourhoods, gardens, parks, squares, metro and bus stations, bridges, city entrances and tourism destinations. This project will also engage artists from all around the world.