Crystal Towers

Commercial

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The orientation of the two 18 and 26-storey Crystal Towers creates a visual and physical link between these elements which feature prime office and retail facilities.

The two towers are connected through a raised podium that allow direct passage between the Financial Plaza and the Wadi, creating a clear and dramatic entrance to the lobbies and providing a shaded outdoor meeting area. As the two towers have separate lift cores, the building is well-suited to accomodate two flagship tenants and a number of additional tenants.

Due to massive solar exposure in the desert climate, recessed, scaled, crystalline apertures are calculated to minimise solar heat gain and associated cooling requirements while optimising views to the surrounding plaza and landscape. To root the building in the region and contribute to a sustainable approach, a light local stone cladding with a long lifetime and low maintenance costs has been used. The project is designed to achieve LEED Certification upon completion of construction

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Project facts

Project facts

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Client: Saudi Binladen Group
Gross floor area: 93,000 m2
Year of construction: 2009 - 2013
Type of assignment: Commission
Landscape: Henning Larsen Architects
Consultant (landscape): Schul Landscape Architects
Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP: Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyors: Geoffrey Barnett Associates
Certifications: Pursuing LEED Certified

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See also...

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0770 King Abdullah Financial District

0770 King Abdullah Financial District

Location

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  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Contact

Principal Middle East, Partner and Architect
jk@henninglarsen.com
Phone: +45 8233 3069
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ffe@henninglarsen.com
Phone: +45 8231 3160
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