Mukaab: Saudi Arabia’s Ambitious Cube-Shaped Skyscraper in Riyadh

The Saudi Arabian government has unveiled the design for the Mukaab, a cube-shaped supertall skyscraper that will become the centerpiece of the New Murabba district in downtown Riyadh. The Mukaab aims to become one of the largest built structures in the world, measuring 400 meters in height, width, and length.

The Mukaab skyscraper and the Murabba district were announced by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister and Chairman of the New Murabba Development Company (NMDC). The New Murabba district will feature green areas, walking and cycling paths, and its own internal transportation system, creating a sustainable and vibrant urban environment.

Cultural Offerings and Mixed-Use Development

The neighborhood will offer living, working, and entertainment facilities within a 15-minute walking radius. Cultural attractions include a new museum, a technology and design university, and an immersive theater, among over 80 entertainment and culture venues. The development is set to create more than 104,000 residential units, 980,000 square meters of retail spaces, 1.4 million square meters of offices, leisure assets, and community facilities.

Iconic Landmark and Immersive Experience

Located in the center of the Murabba district, the Mukaab skyscraper aims to become the iconic landmark of the new development. Its structure integrates technological advancements to create an immersive destination within its 2 million square meters of floor space. The exterior triangular-shaped cladding is inspired by the modern Najdi architectural style, while the interior features a spiraling tower encased in a technological structure.

Project Timeline and Saudi Vision 2030

The project is set to be completed by 2030, according to the official statement of the Saudi Arabian government. Besides the Mukaab, Saudi Arabia has announced several other ambitious projects developed through their Public Investment Fund as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on oil.

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