Villas in the Sky

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Height: Occupied
149 m / 489 ft
Height: To Tip
160.7 m / 527 ft
Height: Architectural
160 m / 525 ft
Villas in the Sky Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
41,000 m² / 441,320 ft²
# of Apartments


Official Name Villas in the Sky
Name of Complex King Abdullah Financial District
Other Names فلل في السماء, PPA 30 Parcel 2.13
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Saudi Arabia
City Riyadh
Street Address & Map Parcel 2.13, King Abdullah Financial District, King Fahd Rd., Al Aqiq
Postal Code 13511
Building Function residential / office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2016
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #322 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #28 Tallest in Saudi Arabia
City Ranking #15 Tallest in Riyadh

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Riyadh Investment Company
Design Henning Larsen Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Hoare Lea
Project Manager Hill International
Main Contractor Saudi Bin Laden Group
Other Consultant
Façade Henning Larsen Architects; Permasteelisa Group
• Landscape Schul Landskabsarkitekter
• Quantity Surveyor Geoffrey Barnett Associates

Research Papers

A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making

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