World Trade Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Riyadh Investment Company, the building’s owner, commissioned Gensler and builder Saudi Bin Laden Group, winners of an international design competition, to create an iconic architectural landmark within the new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). At more than 300 meters, this super-tall tower aims to appeal to small- and medium-sized tenants seeking the prestige of facilities typically associated with a global headquarters. Organized around a stunning “vertical wadi” element, the tower will house more than 5,000 personnel and offer prospective occupants an unprecedented level of amenity and business service. Situated at a prominent corner site in the district, the tower is envisioned as a catalyst for the emerging financial market.