Construction resumes on the tallest tower in the world

March 13, 2018 by  
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture ‘s Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is designed to be the world’s tallest building – however construction has been stalled at the 63rd floor. Now, according to local news, construction has resumed. Once the project is completed, which is slated to happen in 2020, the building will rise 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) into the sky. According to the Times of Oman , the $1.5 billion tower, also known as the Kingdom Tower , was experiencing challenges in construction. “We have faced delays. In projects of this magnitude you always have delays – I hope we’ll recover the delays we’ve had. We will be open for business by 2020, hopefully,” Mounib Hammoud, CEO of Jeddah Economic Co , said in an interview with the Times of Oman . Related: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Will Design Tallest Building in the World, Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia Building a tower this size is going to have challenges, so a delay isn’t entirely unexpected. Nothing this height has ever been built before, and it requires a lot of extra work, including experts who check the tower every week to make sure it is completely vertical. You can imagine what a disaster even a small percentage of lean would be. Even with the delays, the tower should have a concrete shell and cladding by next year and it’s scheduled to open to the public the following year. Right now, the world’s tallest building is the 2,716 foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai. + JEC + Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Via Times of Oman and Dezeen

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Futuristic eco city breaks ground in Kazakhstan for the World Expo 2017

June 15, 2016 by  
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The project focuses on using renewable energy as the primary source for infrastructure and daily operation of the buildings. Each element of the design aims to encourage and support the idea of clean energy across the project, which will feature exhibition and cultural pavilions, a residential development, commercial areas, educational and civic facilities, as well as parks and parking. Related: Santiago Calatrava picked to design UAE pavilion for Dubai World Expo 2020 Photo by Fatih Kucukcolak, via Metal Yapi Eng & Const Located at the very heart of the campus, the sphere-shaped Kazakhstan Pavilion will be a true symbol of the “Future Energy” concept. Its transformative skin will reduce thermal loss and reduce interior solar glare , at the same time increasing the building’s energy output through integrated sustainable systems such as photovoltaics. Each building was designed to reduce energy use and increase the amount of clean energy that can be harvested. “The building forms are the direct result of a considerate and thorough design process, which AS+GG practices as ‘Form Follows Performance,” said AS+GG partner Adrian Smith, FAIA. In addition to the excellent energy performance of individual buildings, the architects ensured that the entire development will be interconnected by including a smart energy grid, smart recycled water grid, integrated waste management system, and inter-seasonal underground thermal energy storage . After the Expo, the site will be converted into an office and research park for international companies and entrepreneurs. + Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Photos by A.O. Tercan

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The Crystal-Like Greenland Tower Breaks Ground in Chengdu, China

November 26, 2014 by  
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Great City: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Unveil Plans For China’s First Self-Sufficient, Carless City

October 25, 2012 by  
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