HILAL TOWER • King Abdullah Financial District (Riyadh – KSA)

HILAL TOWER • King Abdullah Financial District (Riyadh – KSA)

2011 – in progress
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (Chicago – USA)
SAUDI BIN LADIN GROUP
Office + Residence + Retail
Faceted/Curved Facade + Glass Balaustrade + Stainless Steel Structures + Stick-System + Structural Glazed Facade + Unitized System + Ventilated Stone Cladding
16.500SQM Glass façade + 13.500SQM Stone Cladding
177.000SQFT Glass façade + 145.000SQFT Stone Cladding

The building peculiarity, named “HILAL Tower”, stands in the effect created by the glazed wall and the travertine ventilated wall having a continue movement which gives a Z shape to the perimeter floor by floor. The main project complexity is on the West facade which reminds three Arabic fluvial valley called “wadi”. In this facade curtain wall modules are supported by blind panels protruding from the slabs with different shapes and inclinations, creating a unique design. Panels and curtain wall modules have been produced through a customized production line. Mullion and transom curtain walls with customized profiles and fixed point glass walls complete the building in public areas, to give the most envelope transparency to final users.