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Old June 24th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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RIYADH | Tadawul Tower | 200m | 40 fl | | U/C

Owner: Tadawul
Location: King Abdullah Financial District
Design and engineer consultancy: Nikken Sekkei
Completion date: 2013

Japan firm wins Tadawul contract


SMART MOVE: Fahd Al-Mubarak, chairman of board of directors of Tadawul, right, congratulates Mitsuo Nakamura, chairman of Japan-based engineering consulting firm Nikken Sekkei in Riyadh. (AN photo

By MD RASOOLDEEN | ARAB NEWS


Published: Feb 25, 2010 12:04 AM Updated: Feb 25, 2010 12:04 AM

RIYADH: Major energy saving technologies will be incorporated into the design of the new headquarters of the Saudi Stock Exchange, Tadawul.

Japanese architects will design a sustainable, smart office environment in the development project in the new financial heart of Riyadh. The project, valued at over SR1 billion, will be designed by the Japanese architect and world leader in sustainable design, Nikken Sekkei.

"This is a very forward-looking decision taken by Tadawul. The new stock exchange at the heart of the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, will be a state-of-the-art building of the future," said Mitsuo Nakamura, chairman of Japan-based engineering consulting firm Nikken Sekkei which has secured the design and engineering consultancy contract for the new headquarters.

In conjunction with Tadawul, Nikken Sekkei has also undertaken to invite up to 10 Saudi nationals to work as short-term interns at their head office in Tokyo.

The King Abdullah Financial District is a multi-year project geared to consolidate the Kingdom's position as the Middle East's financial capital.

The district will be headquarters for the Capital Market Authority as well as Tadawul and for financial institutions and other service providers. Listed companies on Tadawul are worth about $319 billion, almost as much as the rest of the Arabian Gulf markets combined.

Nikken Sekkei, recognized as one of the world's largest architectural and engineering practices with in excess of 2,300 professional staff, won the design and engineering contract in a competition with 6 international companies out of 32 prequalified firms.

"Our sustainable design was chosen because it balanced construction value, sustainability and iconic design. In our design we strived to reflect the identity of Tadawul and incorporate several major energy saving technologies, complying with the latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards (LEED), the green building rating system, developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC)," said Nakamura.

Nikken Sekkei revealed that the building's features would showcase a "sunlight scooper" introducing natural sunlight, photovoltaic panels to reduce energy consumption, solar shading to help reduce cooling, mirror ducts introducing natural light to basement levels and deep inside the building and dry mist cooling of exterior space. It will also include a cool pond to store cooled air at night to reduce the day time cooling load , high efficiency chillers and thermal storage and a cool trench to pre-cool fresh air with geothermal energy at lower levels

"We hope to improve cross-cultural values as well as long-term relationships," commented Fadi Jabri, general manager of Nikken Sekkei's Dubai office. "Nikken Sekkei has a long history of involvement with Saudi Arabia, including the design of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah in 1993."

http://arabnews.com/economy/article22064.ece
http://www.gowealthy.com/gowealthy/w...203014853.html


There are also some unofficial claims that this will be 480m tower. One guy claims on his blog that one of the engineers of the team designing the tower told him about the height:

http://fasoligq.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-post.html


Althought there is still no deisgn unveiled, considering the good style of KAFD where the tower will be build, we can be quite sure it will have some great design.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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This is what we have on the new financial distract in Riyadh (KAFD) so far



this is the saudi forum: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=348428
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Old June 26th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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Amazing. I hope they build the whole thing!
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Old June 28th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #4
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the whole thing is under construction tight now and a few floors up already (going fast) but we still don't have the render for the tallest yet
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Old June 28th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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What's with all the crooked towers in that diagram? Are they really going to look like that?
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Old June 29th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #6
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old render of the area




then this



watch this in HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAhIY...layer_embedded

IT will looks some what like this
































[IMG]http://i42.************/20z7dbr.jpg[/IMG]
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Old June 29th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #7
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I thought the CMA tower is the same as Tadawul Tower , isn't that the case or what ?
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cool project
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Huge project.....
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This project is really big and also beautiful !
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in this project ,there gonna be more than 60 towers and they just show us 11 out of 60
and until now ,no buddy knows what is the tallest tower is gonna be there
because there r so many companies competing for having the tallest tower in this project
and now we just know that the tallest tower is gonna be tadawul tower
so maybe soon there gonna be taller than this one
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WOW! Is Riyadh trying to become more cosmopolitan and bustling? Unfortunately, Riyadh can build ten thousand supertalls and it will still be a hot, boring, oppressive (not politically, of course ) city. The complex is pretty nice nonetheless
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I thought the CMA tower is the same as Tadawul Tower , isn't that the case or what ?
CMA is short for Central Market Authority which is different from Tadawul (the national stock exchange).
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WOW! Is Riyadh trying to become more cosmopolitan and bustling? Unfortunately, Riyadh can build ten thousand supertalls and it will still be a hot, boring, oppressive (not politically, of course ) city. The complex is pretty nice nonetheless

Nothing can possibly be more boring than the majority of North American cities.
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Yeah of course, New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City are all boring as hell
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Yeah of course, New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City are all boring as hell
Vancouver.....ROFLMAO!!!!!!!


And I said majority....moron. :P
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Looks awesome!




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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:13 AM   #19
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riyadh needs to build more small towers instead of a few big ones, beautiful project otherwise
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Nothing can possibly be more boring than the majority of North American cities.
Woah! What's with the attacks? All I said was that Riyadh is one of the ugliest Muslim cities in the world. How could you not know that already? Jeddah makes Riyadh look like Fallout 3 (not sure if video games are allowed in Saudi Arabia so I will say it is about a post-apocalyptic city). That being said, the building is nice, but the city is horrible. Done.
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