Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has revealed its design of Kingdom Tower, set to be the world’s tallest building, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
With a height of over 1,000 metres and a total construction area of 530,000m2, Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and first construction phase of the Kingdom City development on a 5.3 million m2 site in north Jeddah.
The tower’s height will be at least 173 metres taller than the world’s current tallest building, Dubai’s 828-metre-tall Burj Khalifa, which was designed by Adrian Smith while at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Kingdom Tower will feature a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, Class A office space, luxury condominiums and the world’s highest observatory.
Design development of the tower is underway, with construction to begin imminently. Foundation drawings are complete and the piling for the tower is currently being tendered.
Kingdom Tower will cost approximately US$1.2 billion to construct, while the cost of the entire Kingdom City project is anticipated to be US$20 billion.