Foster + Partners Want to Create a Tower in Riyadh that is Two Kilometers Tall

Foster + Partners Want to Create a Tower in Riyadh that is Two Kilometers Tall

In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Foster + Partners intends to create a tower that is two kilometers tall.indicates that the project, which is reportedly backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), will be more than twice as tall as the world’s tallest structure, the 828-meter Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which was finished in 2010.

The 2km-tall tower will surpass the 423-meter-tall JPMorgan Chase World Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, New York, by four times, breaking the record for the tallest design now held by Foster + Partners. The PIF Tower, which is 385 meters tall and was created by Omrania, a local architecture and engineering firm, and HOK, will also be the tallest building in the capital of Saudi Arabia. In the meantime, work on Kingdom Tower, which was supposed to be the city of Jeddah’s first structure to reach a height of one kilometer, has been put on hold, and its completion date is unknown.

Sources claim that a number of other well-known international design firms have been in the running for the mega-tall project, which is expected to be situated in the northern region of the Saudi capital, in addition to firms like Foster + Partners and SOM.

Saudi Arabia has been in the news lately for a number of massive projects, including Oxagon, The Line, Trojena, and Mukaab Tower. Aside from the Riyadh skyscraper, which is on track to become the highest structure in the world, Foster + Partners is also working on the King Salman International Airport extension project, which is a mammoth undertaking. At least three airports in Saudi Arabia are presently being designed by the firm, which won the competition for this 57km2 development in late 2022.

NEOM is reported to have previously worked with British architects David Adjaye, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Peter Cook. The Line is a 500-meter-tall, 170-kilometer-long linear city that is part of the contentious $500 billion smart city project. Conversely, Zaha Hadid Architects is developing the crystalline skyscraper known as the Discovery Tower for the Trojena, a new year-round tourist attraction featuring a ski village, opulent family and wellness resorts, a variety of retail shops, and dining establishments. The Oxagon is a port and the center of the NEOM project’s logistics. included in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan as a region powered by renewable energy.

Sanchita Patil

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