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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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RIYADH | Riyadh Tower | 338m | 1109ft | 73 fl | App









Designer: NIKKEN SEKKEI
Height: 338m
Floors: 73
Area: 6,800 Square meters
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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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Within a fraction of a split second, this has become my favourite supertall design on the Arab Peninsula. Both thumbs up!
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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:29 PM   #3
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Please correct the height.It is 338 meters not 330 meters.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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Please correct the height.It is 338 meters not 330 meters.
OMG, you are right. My bad.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #5
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I just made a request to correct the title

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Old September 25th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #6
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we are waiting awesome tower :$
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Old September 25th, 2014, 11:01 PM   #7
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This actually is U/C as shown in the pics , someone please move it to the main section.
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Nikken showcases award-winning Riyadh Tower at Cityscape


Renowned Japanese architect exhibits 338 metre 'crystal & light' structure designed to command spectacular views over Saudi capital
The iconic award-winning Riyadh Tower, designed by leading Japanese architect Nikken Sekkei, is being showcased at Cityscape Global this week.




The design for the mixed-use Riyadh Tower, is 338 metres tall consisting of 73 levels, situated on a 6,800 square metre plot of land in the Olaya business district of Riyadh, a prime location in the Saudi capital.

It is planned to house a 201-key five-star hotel, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. It will also accommodate, office space, retail outlets, 38 one-to four-bedroom serviced apartments, 228 private residences, penthouse units and right at the top there is a 'Sky Palace' apartment, a 'Sky Restaurant and Cigar Lounge' affording spectacular panoramic views across the city.

Certainly, living up to its mission, to challenge the world of architecture and to ensure every project is a masterpiece, Nikken's design was chosen for the quality of its creative entitled 'rising motion'.

"This design combines the two main themes of 'crystal' and light' - with the tower being crowned by crystal-shaped forms that reflect the colour of the sky transforming from blue to golden orange and then midnight blue, as day turns to night. It is simply unrivalled in all aspects of its design," said Dubai-based Dr. Fadi Jabri, Nikken Sekkei's regional manager for the MENA regions,CIS & India.

The design was so striking that it was chosen as the 'Best Mixed-Use Architecture - Arabia' at the International Property Awards in London at the end of last year.

"We wanted to design an innovative, distinctive, authentic, inspirational building that would become a sustainable, quality landmark in its own right, simply put, the best high-rise building in Saudi Arabia," added Jabri.

Riyadh Tower is not the only project that Nikken Sekkei is involved in Saudi Arabia. It has a long history of involvement, including the design of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah completed in 1993.

More recently, its cutting-edge energy saving technologies helped the Japanese architect to secure the design and engineering consultancy contract for the new headquarters of the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul.

The new stock exchange at the heart of King Abdulla Financial District in Riyadh, will be a state-of-the-art, sustainable and intelligent building of the future, a multi-year project during which Saudi Arabia aims to consolidate its position as the Middle East's financial capital.

Nikken Sekkei, was awarded the design contract after winning a competition involving six international companies, which had been shortlisted out of an original 32 prequalified firms.

Some of its sustainable design features include a "sunlight scooper" to introduce natural sunlight and photovoltaic panels that reduce energy consumption as well as solar shading which helps to reduce the cooling load.

To deliver natural light to basement levels and other dark interior spaces, Nikken designed light-reflecting mirrors and introduced a cool pond to store cooled air at night to reduce day time cooling loads.

Nikken Sekkei is located in hall 2, stand number 2A30, at Cityscape Global.

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Old September 26th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #9
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Amazing design and that even with bad renders.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 02:47 AM   #10
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Old September 26th, 2014, 02:48 AM   #11
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It'll be absolutely stunning! Awesome design!
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Old September 26th, 2014, 03:17 AM   #12
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Wow, great design and quite a surprise! The crown should look nothing short of fantastic at night, lit up.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 06:34 PM   #13
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i saw this design months back.. but we had no info on it whats so ever, i'm glad this thing is real !!!!! very iconic design
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Old September 27th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #14
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Amazing!
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Old September 27th, 2014, 07:00 PM   #15
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This tower looks great. Look forward to seeing it go up and visiting it some day.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 05:30 AM   #16
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This all depends on the cladding, so I will reserve judgement until I see that in real life. Looks promising though.
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Old September 29th, 2014, 03:25 AM   #17
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beautiful design .....
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Old September 29th, 2014, 04:04 AM   #18
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Woah! Holy $#!t ! This is amazing. How has nobody thought of this design before!!? It's like a crystal formation. With this tower we already know that there will be be lovers. There will be haters. Well put this guy down as a member if the lovers category!
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Old September 29th, 2014, 09:34 AM   #19
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this should be in the middle of both roads, not on the side

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I think that they are not rich enough to buy the whole piece of land between the two roads.
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