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Kingdom Centre

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Technical Data
Structural height 302 m (992 ft)
Height to tip 302 m (992 ft)
Floors (Above ground)   41
Floors (Basement)   2
Elevator Count 45
Groundbreaking 1999
Topout/Opened 2002
Tower Land Area 94,230 m²
Gross floor area 300,000 m²
Companies
Construction Contractor Saudi Arabian Bechtel

Kingdom Centre (Arabic: برج المملكة) in Riyadh is the tallest skyscraper in Saudi Arabia. With a height of 302 m (992 ft), it is considered the 37th tallest building in the world. The tower is built on area of 94,230 square meters of land, while the whole centre is built on a total area of 300,000 square meters. The tower is host to the highest mosque in the world.[1] Structural height in technical usage is the height to the highest architectual detail on building from street-level. ... A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... Groundbreaking is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. ... This article is about the year. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... A general contractor is an organization or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction of a building, road or other facility. ... Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) is the largest civil engineering company in the world. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Riyadh (Arabic: ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. ...


The Kingdom Centre is owned by Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a prince of the Saudi royal family. It is also the headquarters of his holding company: Kingdom Holding Company. The total cost of the project was 1.717 billion Saudi Arabian Riyals and the contract was taken by Saudi Arabian El Saif and the Italian Impregilo S.p.A. Kingdom Centre is situated in Al-Urubah Road between King Fahd Road and Olaya Street in the growing business district of Olaya in Riyadh. Kingdom Centre was the winner of the 2002 Emporis Skyscraper Award, selected as the "best new skyscraper of the year for design and functionality". A three-level shopping center, which also won a major design award, fills the east wing. The large opening is illuminated at night in continuously changing colors. HRH Price Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, born in 1955 and usually known simply as Prince Alwaleed, is a member of the Saudi Royal Family who has amassed an independent fortune through investments in shares and property. ... The House of Saud refers to the royal family of Saudi Arabia. ... Kingdom Holding Company (Arabic: المملكة القابضة) is a private holding company, incorporated in Saudi Arabia, and is the largest company in Saudi Arabia [1]. It is owned by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz, and is headquartered in the city of Riyadh. ... ISO 4217 Code SAR User(s) Saudi Arabia Inflation 1. ... Riyadh (Arabic: ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. ... The Emporis Skyscraper Award is awarded annually by Emporis to the Best new skyscraper for design and functionality. The winner must have been completed during the previous year, and must be at least 100 meters in height. ...


Besides the shopping mall, the Centre includes a Four Seasons Hotel and state-of-the-art apartments. It is possible to go up to the 'skybridge' where there are view of the whole city of Riyadh. The ellipse motif taken from the tower's footprint appears also in the light fixtures, ceiling panels, entrance canopy, wastebins, and furniture. The Shopping Mall contains 161 prestigious stores divided as follows: For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. ... A skyway is a path that is traversed without touching the ground. ... Riyadh (Arabic: ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. ...

  • Service Floor (-1) 10 Stores
  • Ground Floor ( 0) 74 Stores
  • First Floor (+1) 37 Stores
  • Ladies Floor (+2) 40 Stores

The ladies floor is exclusive to women, with female shop assistants and guides who do not wear the abaya worn by females in public places in Saudi Arabia. According to regulations, women must not have their faces covered while on this floor.


Architect is Scott Berry, project head of Ellerbe Becket/Omrania architecture firm. For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Ellerbe Becket is an international architecture, engineering, and construction firm, founded in 1909, with its corporate office located in Minneapolis, MN, and other offices located in Washington, DC, Kansas City, MO, San Francisco, CA, and Dubai, UAE. Areas of Expertise include architecture, construction, engineering, interior design, and environmental graphics. ...


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External links

  • Kingdom Centre official website
  • Kingdom Centre on Emporis
  • Emporis award winner
  • Images of Construction

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Kingdom Centre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (285 words)
Kingdom Centre, in Riyadh, is the tallest skycraper in Saudi Arabia.
Kingdom Centre is situated in Al-Urubah Road between King Fahd Road and Olaya Street in the growing business district of Olaya in Riyadh.
Kingdom Centre was the winner of the 2002 Emporis Skyscraper Award, selected as the "best new skyscraper of the year for design and functionality".
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