Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Economic Company
Designed with AS+GG, Chicago as Design Director
530,000 m² (5,704,870 ft²)
The Kingdom Tower is a +1000m tall mixed-use project located as the centerpiece of the new Kingdom City development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The concept of the tower focuses on the design heritage and lineage actualised with the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The design follows a three-legged parti, where the sides of the building slope and terminate at various heights, creating a shard like appearance, strong and iconic. The base of the tower was designed to be in contrast to the angular nature of the tower above. The focus was on fluidity; stepped terraces and petals form an architectural “nest” for the tower, punctuated by three sculpted lobby roofs. Each lobby features undulating geometries, continuing the concept of suppleness, rendered in Venetian Plaster.