Topic: Jeddah

Al Rajhi to create facade for Saudi’s 60-storey Sail Tower

Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group has been appointed to create the curtain-wall facade for Perkins+Will-designed Sail Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Overlooking the Red Sea, Sail Tower is a 60-storey building that will comprise 242 luxury hotel rooms, 104 serviced apartments, and parking … More

New plans revealed to transform Jeddah waterfront

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) has announced it will lead the redevelopment of Jeddah’s waterfront corniche, creating a tourist, residential and commercial destination, reported Arabian Business. The project, which will contribute SR18 billion ($4.8 billion) of investment over 10 years as well as … More

Fire tears through six buildings in UNESCO-preserved historic district in Jeddah

A fire that tore through six buildings in Jeddah’s historical centre on Tuesday has been brought under control, officials from the Jeddah Civil Defense said. The fire resulted in the collapse of three buildings and the evacuation of 60 people from the Al-Balad … More

King Abdulaziz International Airport expansion in Jeddah is 90% complete

Construction on the $7.2bn King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) expansion in Jeddah is reportedly 90% complete, a local Saudi newspaper reported on Sunday. The airport, which began expansion works in 2006, is scheduled to start trial operations for Phase 1 in early 2018, according … More

Tender for Makkah Metro may be awarded in 2018

The tender for Phase 2 of Makkah’s first rail system may be awarded by next year, an official close to the project has said. According to Benjamin Highfield, executive vice president of HKA, the construction claims group of Hill International, government officials are … More

World’s tallest building delayed to 2019, says Saudi prince

The completion date for the world’s tallest tower has been pushed back to 2019, a Saudi Arabian billionaire said Thursday, almost six years after launching the record-breaking project. Jeddah Tower designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture,  is to rise more than … More

Saudi Arabia’s 10 biggest projects ranked by value

Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest construction projects are worth a combined $92bn (SAR345bn), according to research published ahead of The Big 5 Saudi 2017. BNC Network’s Report on Ongoing Mega Projects, which was commissioned by the show’s organisers, dmg events Middle East, Asia & … More

Kashida lands in Jeddah

Kashida, Lebanese product and furniture design company, which brings Arabic letterform to interior spaces is now available at Tanween Design Boutique, Shatee District, Jeddah. This is the first time the company has entered the Saudi market. It was founded by Mirna Hamady and … More

Areen to design Jeddah KAIA Airport interiors

Areen will design the interiors of  King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), Jeddah, as well as other infrastructure projects including hospitals, universities and commercial buildings in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to a hike in big win contracts, the London-based firm recently hired 70 additional employees. … More

Tall Order

Oliver Ephgrave discovers the numerous design and structural challenges behind the delivery of the 1km-high Kingdom Tower Kingdom Tower may have been described as “highly constructible” by AS+GG partner Gordon Gill, but the design and build of a 1km-tall tower is far from … More

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