Saudi Arabia looks set to soon have the world’s tallest building at more than 1km high after construction contracts were finalised yesterday.
Client Kingdom Holding Company chairman Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud announced that the contract for construction has been signed with the Saudi Bin Laden Group and construction on the Kingdom Tower will begin “imminently” in Jeddah.
US firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is leading an interdisciplinary design team that also includes building services consultant Environmental Systems Design (ESD) and structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti.
With a total construction area of over 500,000m2, the building will feature a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, office space and luxury apartments while the construction cost is SR4.6bn (£750M).
Construction is expected to take just over five years.