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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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RIYADH l U/C l KAFD World Trade Center (67F) (303M)

Riyadh الرياض / Kingdom of Saudi Arabia المملكة العربية السعودية

KAFD
King Abdullah Financial District مركز الملك عبدالله المالي
World Trade Centre برج التجارة العالمي
http://www.wtc-saudi.com/


Follow the KAFD Thread in the Saudi Arabia SSC Forum:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=348428


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, 07:00 PM   #2
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World trade center ... that sounds sexy


well done that you put an independent thread for this tower


many thanx GA

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Old December 20th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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Gensler’s designs for a new financial centre in Riyadh

milimetdesign updated from www.worldarchitecturenews.com







Project: King Abdullah Financial District Parcel
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Designed by Gensler
Website: www.gensler.com

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.

Source: www.gensler.com/www.worldarchitecturenews.com
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Old December 20th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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Thanks for the update Saudi Guy
and thanks for all
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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I really like this one. Can't wait to see it on the ground.
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Old December 21st, 2010, 08:11 PM   #6
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Beautiful design....
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Old December 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM   #7
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Nice building.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 09:07 AM   #8
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we are waiting for the 400 m tower ( eager to see it )
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 01:20 PM   #9
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we are waiting for the 400 m tower ( eager to see it )
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Which 400m tower do you mean?
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 01:53 PM   #10
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I think he is talking about CMA Tower....
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Old January 16th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #11
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@ dhoom:

Plz post ur pics regarding WTC here....
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:29 PM   #12
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Old February 7th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #13
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Hi Guys, I really need the list of developer in KFAD also the name of owner in all parcel.. Anyone can give me the buidling name of each parcel and the developer.. I just need it for the presentation in Uk...
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Check these two links

http://summitsnw.com/kafdblog/pageli...sZonesBlog.pdf

http://summitsnw.com/kafdblog/pagelinks/KAFD%20Org.pdf
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ممكن تورونا صور للبرج حالياً؟؟؟


ووين وصل في الادوار؟؟
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whatever happened to GulfArabia?
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:21 AM   #18
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ممكن تورونا صور للبرج حالياً؟؟؟


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