Jeddah Tower Building, Saudi Arabian Skyscraper, KSA Supertall Project, Landscape Design
Jeddah Tower Saudi Arabia Skyscraper
Landscape at KSA Skyscraper, Middle East High-Rise – design by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
page updated 28 Oct 2016 ; 26 Jan 2016
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia Skyscraper
Location: Kingdom City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – KSA
Date built: 2013-19
Architect: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture with SWA, landscape architecture
Height: 1,000+ meters
Date: 2019 completion proposed
Kingdom Tower to be the world’s tallest building
Planned height: 1,008m / 3,307 ft
This new Saudi Arabian skyscraper appears in the CTBUH Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings released today, October 28th, 2016.
The area is located about 20 km (12 miles) north of the port city of Jeddah. Jeddah Economic City was designed by HOK Architects.
At about one kilometre, the Jeddah Tower will easily become the tallest building or structure in the world, standing 180 m (591 ft) taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
OVERALL SITE DESIGN
SWA’s landscape architectural design for Jeddah Tower creates a landmark urban open space within the new master plan for Kingdom City. In addition to supporting a clear functionality for the tower and the different terrace levels, the design provides the dynamic composition of water, planting, and paving, interweaving amenity and activity and serving as an integrated based for the tower.
Inspired by the tower’s growth and cultural leadership, concentric landscape layers reinforce the importance of the building and enhance the approaching experience.
– A combination of paving patterns and planting in the arrival courts unifies the tower base and the lobby entries.
– Paving patterns radiating from the tower’s base form a carpet, showcasing a variety of Islamic patterns with stone paving, planting materials, and textures.
– Carefully selected planting will ensure seasonal color and interest that will make the outdoor setting a destination throughout the year.
– The island garden creates a front garden for enjoyment by both residents and hotel guests.
– This pattern also extends to the lake below, where residents and visitors can stroll along a promenade.
– Two main entries to the tower will be lined with rows of palm trees to allow glimpses of views when looking up to the tower.
– The office entry greets all visitors with enticing water features.
– Project lighting will further help to direct traffic while highlighting important entries and routes and accentuating the major elements of water, trees, and gardens.
– Pedestrian pole lights illuminate the paths and terraces, leading pedestrians to building entries and nodes within the site.
– Tree uplights at entry points highlight groves and palm tree allées within the landscape.
– All water features will have unique lighting.
HARDSCAPE AND SITE FURNISHING
– To unify the various landscape elements, a continuous paving extends through the entire ground plane both at the retail podium and to the tower, providing a strong visual identity with a bold pattern. The tower lobby interior paving extends out to the drop-off entry to welcome both residents and visitors. The radial pattern also extends into the planting which becomes the parterre garden.
– Bollards separate vehicular and pedestrian areas to ensure safety.
– A consistent family of site furnishings, including benches, planter pots, and other elements, will further unify the various outdoor spaces.
Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia Skyscraper images / information from SWA landscape architects
Previously on e-architect:
Jeddah Tower Building
After several months of testing and preparation work a date was announced for the start of the building: April 27th.
After this date there will hopefully be more updates regarding the construction and later this year pictures of the rising building.
No new estimates about the ending of the Jeddah Tower construction were given, but a 2017 or 2018 deadline is highly unlikely at this point.
images © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
The Jeddah Tower will become the tallest building in the world at 1km high.
AS + GG was formed in 2006 by Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest.
Jeddah Tower images / information from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, 2 Aug 2011
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Location: Kingdom City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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A related building in KSA:
Kingdom Centre is a 65-storey, 302.3 m (992 ft) skyscraper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the third tallest skyscraper in the country after the Abraj Al Bait Towers and the Burj Rafal, and is the world’s third tallest building with a hole after the Shanghai World Financial Center and Tuntex Sky Tower. Besides the shopping mall, Kingdom Tower contains the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh and apartments. There is a 56 m (184 ft) skybridge atop the skyscraper.
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Website: SWA Architects, Pasadena, CA, USA