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Height: To Tip
385 m / 1,263 ft
Height: Architectural
385 m / 1,263 ft
 
Capital Market Authority Tower Outline
Floors Above Ground
76
Floors Below Ground
4
# of Elevators
40
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Tower GFA
213,300 m² / 2,295,942 ft²

Companies Involved

Developer Al Ra'idah Investment Company
Architect
Design HOK, Inc.; Omrania & Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Hyder Consulting; Omrania & Associates
Peer Review Buro Happold
MEP Engineer
Design Omrania & Associates; WSP Group
Peer Review Buro Happold
Project Manager Sweett Group
Main Contractor Saudi Bin Laden Group
Other Consultant
• Acoustics RWDI
Façade Front Inc.
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates; Access Advisors Ltd.
• Fire Omrania & Associates; Rolf Jensen & Associates
• Food Service Worrell Design Group
• Geotechnical RGF
• Lighting Omrania & Associates
• Parking Walker Parking Consultants
• Security WSP Flack + Kurtz
• Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
• Way Finding HOK, Inc.
• Wind BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
Material Supplier
• Cladding Jangho Group Co., Ltd.
• Elevator Sematic S.r.l.; thyssenkrupp
• Fire Proofing Grace Construction Products
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About Capital Market Authority Tower

The Capital Market Authority Tower is designed as the centerpiece of this new office district, and symbolizes the beginning of a new era of financial development within Riyadh.

A primary requirement for the building’s design was that it be both efficient and iconic. Architects were constrained by an oddly-shaped building site, with many surfaces around it that needed to be accommodated. This informed the prismatic shape of the building, with its many diamond-shaped facets that allow the sun to be captured in a variety of ways. The base of the hexagonal building is on a podium structure, which integrates public and private spaces, including dining facilities and a two-story auditorium.

The architects carefully considered the hot, sunny climate of Riyadh when designing this building, which is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. The tower’s transparency creates internal openness and provides access to natural light within the workplace. A high-performance solar control system moderates the intense Saudi light and heat. An external layer of fins, gantries, and perforated panels provides shade, amplifying the thermal efficiency of the triple-pane unitized glazing. Together, these shading devices minimize solar gain and internal cooling loads, reducing HVAC requirements. Electrical energy is reclaimed through a photovoltaic array installation on the tower’s roof.

Eliminating copper-wire-based distribution systems for data and security further reduces internal heat gain. The design uses the “cool” technologies of wireless communication, air-blown fiber optics, and converged networks. The intelligent infrastructure merges voice, data, and video networks to reduce costs, centralize management, and boost productivity. Since each of these systems has been fitted with redundant capacity, the building is well-prepared for further expansion and a high-tech future.

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The Design of the Capital Market Authority Tower, Riyadh
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An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4

Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
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Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
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An Overview of Structural & Aesthetic Developments in Tall Buildings Using Exterior Bracing & Diagrid Systems
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
There is much architectural and engineering literature which discusses the virtues of exterior bracing and diagrid systems in regards to sustainability - two systems…
Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Roger Soto, HOK; Basem Al-Shihabi, Omrania & Associates
As the centerpiece of the King Abdullah Financial District, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower is evidence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
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Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
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Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings…
Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
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Amid a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape in Saudi Arabia, John Harris, co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Saudi Arabia office, discusses the shifts in the…

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