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    • Villas in the Sky

      With its mix of retail, modern offices, and private residences, the 160-meter tower building represents the essence of Riyadh's new financial district – a vibrant and sustainable urban area at all hours.

      • Location:
        • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
      • Area:
        • 41,000 m² (441,320 ft²)
      • Year:
        • 2018
      • Status:
      • Client:
        • Saudi Binladen Group
      • Services:
      • Team:
        • Landscape consultant: Schul
        • Engineer (structural): Thornton Tomasetti
        • Engineer (MEP): Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
        • Engineer (quantity surveyor): Geoffrey Barnett Associates
      • Certifications:
        • Pursuing LEED certification
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  • Villas in the Sky is one of our largest and most sustainable buildings. Standing out with its characteristic, split shape, the building is a striking urban landmark. The split marks the transition between office floors and private residences. At a first glance, the building appears to be a traditional glass skyscraper.

    However, a closer look reveals the facade's duality of being transparent and solid at one and the same time. This effect has been achieved by means of angled stone panels, mounted on the exterior glass facade. In addition to the strong visual effect, the panels provide the building with an integrated shield from the sun, reducing energy consumption.