Saudi Arabia

22 August 2022

Structural Design of Iconic Tower, Egypt: Culmination of a Concrete Optimization Process

Tarek Hassan, Yehia El-Ezaby & Charles Malek, rector Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners)

This paper presents an overview of a process of optimizing concrete mixture for tall buildings, culminating in the design of the Iconic Tower, the key...

20 October 2018

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

CTBUH Research

The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or...

08 August 2017

Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises

Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales

Energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising over the last four decades. The residential building sector alone accounts for more than...

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

Mega Size Mixed-Use Projects: Redefining Vertical Urbanism

Dennis Poon & Larry B. Giannechini, Thornton Tomasetti

As the draw to urban centers increases drastically with financial growth and global influence, emerging markets seek to develop salient markers of success and hope....

01 December 2015

Geotechnical Parameter Assessment for Tall Building Foundation Design

Harry Poulos, Coffey Geotechnics; Frances Badelow, Mott MacDonald

This paper discusses the design parameters that are required for the design of high-rise building foundations, and suggests that the method of assessment for these...

26 October 2015

Kingdom Tower / Kingdom City: History in the Making

Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company

Jeddah Economic Company has embarked on a mission to construct Kingdom Tower, which will be the tallest building in the world upon completion. The kilometer-plus...

26 October 2015

Case Study: Kingdom Tower, Jeddah

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

During the spring of 2009, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) began working on a prototype of a mile-high tower. With an eye to...

26 October 2015

The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global

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

AS+GG’s Director of Supertall Technology interviews AS+GG Partner Adrian Smith about the impact that supertall buildings have on a city’s identity, economy, ecological impact, and...

26 October 2015

Adopting a Program Management Approach to Maximize the Benefit of “Vertical Cities”

Keith Brooks, Julio Maggi, Derek Roy & Bryony Day, ARCADIS

Tall building construction can benefit from a programmatic approach. By looking at the overall development as a whole program of works, identifying the deliverables required...