Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Saudia Arabia selects teams for world's tallest tower

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.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.