Cascading Condos




With its unique location, the building creates a transitional zone between KAFD and greater Riyadh, establishing a clear entrance to the district.

Cascading Condos is composed of three 'stacked' volumes, which create a dynamic terraced canyon with the lowest point in the centre of the plot. The design embodies the movement from the massive scale of Riyadh to the more protected interior and exterior spaces of the building.

The southern part of the structure - the tower - reaches an extreme vertical elevation, representing a monumental focal point in the financial district. The unique terraces create indoor and outdoor spaces for residents, employees and visitors. In the northern, lower part of the building, the offices are situated, while the tower is designed to comprise residences. In the base, the public functions are connected to the other buildings in the district via the sequence of footbridges, Skywalks.

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Project facts

Project facts

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Client: Saudi BinLadin Group
Gross floor area: 40,000 m2
Year of construction: 2010 - 2012
Type of assignment: Commission
Collaborators: Buro Happold and Geoffrey Barnett Associates
Certifications: Pursuing LEED Certified


  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia