|Location||King Fahad Road
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Cost||US $1.7 billion|
|Architectural||302.3 m (991.80 ft)|
|Top floor||290.4 m (952.76 ft)|
|Observatory||290.4 m (952.76 ft)|
2 below ground
|Floor area||185,000 m2 (1,991,323 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
Omrania and Associates
|Developer||Kingdom Holding Company|
|Main contractor||EL-Seif Engineering Contracting|
Kingdom Centre (Arabic: برج المملكة), is a 65-storey, 302.3 m (992 ft) skyscraper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the third tallest skyscraper in the country after the Abraj Al Bait Towers and the Burj Rafal, and is the world's third tallest building with a hole after the Shanghai World Financial Center and Tuntex Sky Tower.
The building is situated on 100,000 square metres site with carparking for 3,000 vehicles.
The upper third of the tower features an inverted parabolic arch. The building utilises butt jointed glazing combined with the lack of both distinguished floor lines and other tall buildings around it. The lower two thirds were constructed with a reinforced concrete frame while the top third has a tubular steel frame.
The architectural model maker of the Center was Richard Tenguerian.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kingdom Centre.|
- Kingdom Centre official website
- Omrania official website
- Kingdom Centre at Ellerbe Becket
- 2002 Emporis Skyscraper Award winners