Riyadh Facts

150m+ Buildings 12 Completed10 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed2 Under Constr.
Tallest Building Burj Rafal (308 m)
Global Ranking #67 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #6 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #1 in Saudi Arabia by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Al Faisaliah Center (2000)
Average Building Age 5 years
Most Common Function Office, 59%
Most Common Material Concrete, 79%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Capital Market Authority Tower 2018 385 m
2   Burj Rafal 2014 308 m
3   KAFD World Trade Center 2017 304 m
4   Kingdom Centre 2002 302 m
5   Al Faisaliah Center 2000 267 m
6   GCC Bank Headquarters 2017 264 m
7   Tamkeen Tower 2012 258 m
8   Al Majdoul Tower 2017 232 m
9   Samba Bank HQ Tower 2017 231 m
10   Rafal Living Tower 2019 213 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Riyadh Tower - 389 m
2   Fawaz Alhokair Tower - 354 m
3   Riyadh Tower - 338 m
4   Al-Birr Foundation Headquarters - 124 m
  Proposed
1   Riyadh Tower - 389 m
2   Capital Market Authority Tower 2018 385 m
3   Fawaz Alhokair Tower - 354 m
4   Riyadh Tower - 338 m
5   Burj Rafal 2014 308 m
6   KAFD World Trade Center 2017 304 m
7   Kingdom Centre 2002 302 m
8   Al Faisaliah Center 2000 267 m
9   GCC Bank Headquarters 2017 264 m
10   Tamkeen Tower 2012 258 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Twisting Tall Buildings
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CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
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Videos

Interview: Nicholas Billotti
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Research Papers

Stack Effect in High-Rise Buildings: A Review
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Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making

A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
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Stack Effect in High-Rise Buildings: A Review
1 Dec 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 4; Sergey Mijorski, SoftSim Consult Ltd.; Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics Ltd.
This technical paper presents a detailed review of the stack effect phenomenon and of the associated implications pertaining to the design and construction of high-rise…
Iconic Office Tower Propels Saudi Arabia into the New Global Century: Challenges and Innovations
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Roger Soto, HOK; Basem Al-Shihabi, Omrania & Associates
As the centerpiece of the King Abdullah Financial District, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower is evidence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building…
Examining King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD)
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Julian Chen, Jacob Kurek & Claude Bøjer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
The quality of space between buildings has become increasingly determinative in the success of any new urban district. This paper explores the viability in creating a…
Human Scale in Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Sudhir Jambhekar & Edward Mayer, FXFOWLE Architects
As global cities continue their horizontal sprawl, climate change bears down on our finite natural resources, and energy costs and population growth soar, it is…
Sky Bridges – Pedestrian Circulation Through the Urban Fabric
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Bashar Kayali & Michelle Bacellar, Al Ghurair Construction
Interconnecting sky bridges provide the building occupants and pedestrians an alternative to using vehicles as a way of transport in the urban fabric. In extreme climate…
Fast-growing Saudi Arabia Embraces Tall Buildings
Apr 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; John Harris, Jones Lang LaSalle
Amid a rapidly changing cultural and economic landscape in Saudi Arabia, John Harris, co-head of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Saudi Arabia office, discusses the shifts in the…
Interactive Aerodynamic Design of Supertall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Stefano Cammelli, BMT Fluid Mechanics; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold
In order to maximize the benefit of early stage wind tunnel tests, BMT Fluid Mechanics and Buro Happold have respectively developed tools which enable dynamic wind tunnel…
Innovative Solutions to Complex Geometric Forms in Tall Buildings
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Mark Lavery, Buro Happold & Spencer Robinson, Camden Mill
There is an trend in tall buildings towards ever more complex geometric forms, as clients and architects look to distinguish their buildings. That such buildings are…
The Race for the Sky: Unbuilt Skyscrapers
Feb 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue I; Mohamad Kashef, East Carolina University
Unbuilt skyscraper designs are noted by many architecture critics as the best in the genre of tall buildings. This paper provides an exposition of various iconic and “…

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