On April 27, work will begin on the Kingdom Tower , in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), which will become one of the most impressive buildings in the world.
When finished, this skyscraper, which has been on the table for years and several months in preparation, will be the tallest in the world, at about 1,000 meters (1,007, according to official data), almost 180 more than the tallest tower today. the Burj Khalifa. In this way, it will become the first building on the entire planet to reach the height of one kilometer . Do you want to find out more about the Kingdom Tower? Well, watch out!
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
This impressive tower has been designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Smith was also the principal architect of the Burj Khalifa building, when he worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, SOM.
$ 1.2 billion
Although in the initial project the idea of reaching a height of 1,600 meters was considered, it was later determined that the building would reach the figure of 1 kilometer. The Kingdom Tower will cost about 1,200 million dollars, a figure that may change as the work progresses, which could take about 63 months of work. Behind this whole project is Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal , nephew of Saudi King Abdullah and one of the world’s leading investors.
Inspired by desert leaves
The Kingdom Tower will house a hotel, apartments, offices and, logically, the highest viewpoint on the planet. As for the design, it is inspired by the folds of the leaves of the desert vegetation. In addition, it is known that the building will have a high-performance exterior wall with the aim of reducing energy consumption and that on each side there will be large shaded terraces with views of the city and the Red Sea.
We are looking forward to seeing the building completed . You do not?