Construction team chosen for world's tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mace, EC Harris will oversee building of 1,000-meter, $1.2 billion Kingdom Tower.
A joint venture consisting of Mace and consultant EC Harris will oversee the construction of Kingdom Tower: a 1,000-meter project proposed as the tallest building in the world. Saudi firm Binladen Group will build the skyscraper, which will be three to four times as tall as London's Shard, another Mace/Harris project. An interdisciplinary team led by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designed the 500,000-square-meter project, which will combine a luxury hotel, apartments, office space, and an observatory.
The Harris/Mace joint venture incorporates the tall-buildings expertise of EC Harris and RISE, a sister firm within ARCADIS, and Mace, an international company. Together the firms have delivered more than 100 tall buildings worldwide. Construction is projected to begin later this year and take more than five years.
The tower is planned as the centerpiece of the Kingdom City development, a project of the Jeddah Economic Company. The design for the urban project will include residential, commercial, hotel, offices, retail, educational, and commercial properties.
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