Kingdom Centre


Kingdom Centre

Kingdom Centre ( _ar. برج المملكة) in Riyadh is the tallest skyscraper in Saudi Arabia and the 40th tallest building in world with a height of 302 m (991 ft). It is also host to the highest mosque in the world.The Tower Contains a total of 99 floors including the basement levels.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 2 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 skyscraper of the world for design". 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. Besides the shopping mall, the Centre includes a Four Seasons Hotel and state-of-the-art apartments. The 56 meter long skybridge atop the skyscraper, at a height of 270 meters, contains a public observation deck and a view of the entire 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 170 prestigious stores divided as follows:

* "'Service Floor (-1) 10 Stores
* Ground Floor ( 0) 80 Stores
* First Floor (+1) 40 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.

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External links

* [http://www.kingdomcentre.com.sa Kingdom Centre official website]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=100934 Kingdom Centre on Emporis]
* [http://www.emporis.com/?nav=buildingprofile&lng=3 Emporis award winner]

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title = Emporis Skyscraper Award (Gold)
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