20 October 2018

Riyadh: The Metamorphosis of a City From Centerless to Polycentric

Fernando Pérez, IDOM

Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is a city of six million people, dominated by the automobile and laid out in a pattern of centerless,...

01 March 2018

Challenges in the Architectural Technical Design of the New Generation of Supertall Buildings

Peter A. Weismantle, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The design of a supertall building poses many challenges to the architect and engineer. Using Jeddah Tower as a case study; this paper intends to...

17 October 2016

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be...

17 October 2016

Tall Buildings: The Architecture of Integrated Sustainable Systems

Abdel Rahman Elbakheit, King Saud University

The architecture of integrated systems is not unknown to the common practice of worldwide building design. However, architecturally integrated sustainable systems are rare. Furthermore, sustainable...

01 April 2013

Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah

Peter Weismantle & Alejandro Stochetti, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tall building to go where no building has gone before – beyond 1,000 meters. For the...

01 March 2013

Debating Tall: The Pros and Cons of Reaching for the Sky

This issue’s cover story on Kingdom Tower details the latest quest for the industry to reach new heights. However taller doesn’t always lead to better....