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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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RIYADH | KAFD World Trade Center | 304m | 997ft | 67 fl | Com

Better renderings of Parcel 4.06 design by Foster + Partners









Riyadh / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

KAFD
King Abdullah Financial District
World Trade Centre
http://www.wtc-saudi.com/

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Situated within the heart the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s new financial centre, the King Abdullah Financial District, Parcel 1.15 will be known as the KAFD World Trade Centre. Gensler were commissioned by the Riyadh Investment Company (owner) and Saudi Bin Laden Group (builder) after successfully winning an international design competition for the design of the tower.
The World Trade Centre is scheduled for completion in November 2012.



in Plot 1.15

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Gensler's designs for a new financial centre in Riyadh
Located in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Plot 1.15 will be the second tallest tower situated within the King Abdullah Financial District cluster. The master plan guidelines stipulated a ‘faceted’ architectural design, and clear regulations regarding the height (303m) and parcel footprint. However, the client brief was simple; to provide 1.5 million sq ft of office space. Through an ‘optioneering’ process Genlser were able to quickly define the client’s key business objectives, whilst allaying client concerns regarding the adjacent CMA Tower, which would be taller with larger centre core floor plates.
Envisioned by Gensler as an iconic architectural landmark and gateway for international trade, the super-tall tower is differentiated by its positioning to attract small to medium sized tenants requiring the prestige and facilities normally associated with global headquarters. In doing so Gensler created the ‘Vertical Wadi’; a formal and organisational spine that linked the tenants and created a living environment at the heart of the tower.
The floor-plate is effectively split by the Vertical Wadi. The default setting is 4 tenants per floor, each with their own front door into the atrium areas and no disorientating race-track landlord corridor, and access to views of the city.
The Vertical Wadi generates the formal and organisational structure to the tower, linking all internal functions and cleaving the building mass in two. It is broken down into office zones of 12 floors and then again into business communities of 3 levels creating a scalable working environment. To support the needs of the smaller tenants, the tower provides a high proportion of managed amenity space, ranging from a full conference auditorium to executive club areas and business lounges. The general public is also encouraged to experience the building with an observation deck at 300m.
The monolithic facade is derived from the early design concept driver of the building - a solid rock, cleft in two to create a Wadi. Whilst appearing to be random it is actually formed from a series of repeating modular GRP moulds. The Vertical Wadi dramatically meets the Financial Plaza, opening the building to the public realm. Pedestrians can move through the base of the tower, connecting the plaza to the main retail and cultural areas in the wider district. The interior volumes created are animated and interconnected, promoting meeting and exchange. The interior of the building is clad primarily in back-painted glass of varying tones and transparency, creating a smooth and gradually intensifying colour experience as it travels deeper into the building, much like a slice through a gorge















































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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:46 PM   #2
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It is designed by Japanese designers of Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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I think there is some mistake, the article is saying it is Gensler's designs, and the sign from location is saying Nikken Sekki, who designed that thing???
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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More than good...Great addition to the world..
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:42 PM   #5
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It should be exactly right here :

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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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Could somebody please specify exactly where the 303m tower is?
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:07 AM   #7
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Fantastic, sensational design ! Very nice !
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:14 AM   #8
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Could somebody please specify exactly where the 303m tower is?
I thought I just did in my comment before yours .
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 09:41 AM   #9
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I thought I just did in my comment before yours .
I meant in the pictures of the site. I would like confirmation that the 303m tower is actually under construction, and not just the surrounding towers. Thanks.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 12:30 AM   #11
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It is this one

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Here you go, this video shows parcel 1.15 (it's written in the video)

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Excellant, it is under construction. Thank you very much. That is just what I was looking for!
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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:11 AM   #15
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2013 i guess
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no its in 2012
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Old October 28th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #17
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almost impossible 2013 is realistic, just like SNAEK said.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #19
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almost impossible 2013 is realistic, just like SNAEK said.
Abraj al bait complex of 7 towers with the tallest 601 meters (second tallest int he world) will be completed end of this year. which means 2 years since they started.

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Abraj al bait complex of 7 towers with the tallest 601 meters (second tallest int he world) will be completed end of this year. which means 2 years since they started.

They started far more than 2 years ago... more like 6 years ago.
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