MiSK Foundation

A proof of concept photo of the Al Mishraq, non-profit city with shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Direct Access has worked with design teams on an accessibility project for Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City. Developed by Misk, it covers 3.4 km2 with an estimated 306,000 m2 of commercial space, 500 villas, and townhouses as well as 6,000 apartments.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (the MiSK Foundation) (Arabic: مؤسسة الأمير محمد بن سلمان بن عبدالعزيز مسك) is a non-profit foundation established by Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman in 2011.

Direct Access advised on this Consultancy project utilizing:

• Saudi Building Code SBC 201 / ICCA117, which is the legal regulatory and mandatory requirement relating to accessibility.

•  KSA Universal Accessibility – King Salman Center Disability Guidelines.

Created in 2011, the MiSK foundation was initiated by Mohammad bin Salman, then advisor to the Governor of Riyadh. The name of the Foundation comes from “misk” (“musk” in English); the perfume is a symbol of generosity and benevolence. The Foundation’s work is focused on education, culture and media.

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