Architectures New Quest - Saudi Arabian Mukaab

Architectures New Quest - Saudi Arabian Mukaab

The Saudi Arabian administration recently revealed their plans to construct a 400-metre-high cube-shaped skyscraper, dubbed Mukaab, as part of the Murabba urban plan in Riyadh.

Heading northwest of the heart of Riyadh, a 19-square-kilometre project is in the works as a new hub for the Saudi capital. Dubbed the "new face of Riyadh", the Mukaab structure will be a monumental addition, as it is set to become one of the largest built structures in the world.

This cube-shaped structure will be encompassed in a facade comprised of interweaving triangular processes, inspired by modern Najdi architecture. It is set to house two million square metres of shopping, culture and tourist establishments, as well as featuring an atrium with a soaring spiral tower.

The Murabba development will have a centerpiece building with 80 entertainment and culture venues, a technology and design university, a multipurpose immersive theatre, and an "iconic" museum. This project is projected to be finished by 2030 as per the Saudi Arabian governing body.

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is funding numerous immense projects as part of the Saudi Vision 2030, with Neom being the most renowned and contentious. We recently made a post clarifying the principal aspects of the progress, including a 170-kilometre-long mega city called The Line.

The Mukaab skyscraper is part of the illustrious Murabba district, which was announced by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He's also the chairman of the new Murabba Development Company and has outlined plans for the area that include 100,000 residential units, 9,000 hotel rooms, 980,000 square metres of retail space and 1.4 million square metres of office space.

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