Mukaab: The Futuristic Skyscraper Boasting a Twisting Tower Inside
The construction boom in Saudi Arabia continues to push the boundaries of modern architecture with the announcement of yet another ambitious project named Mukaab. This impressive structure will be a massive cuboid skyscraper that boasts a twisting tower inside, and is being developed by the New Murabba Development Company, under the guidance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Enormous Skyscraper That Could Hold 20 Empire State Buildings
The Mukaab’s sheer size is awe-inspiring, with a height of 400m (1,312ft), and a length and width equal to its height, giving it a floorspace of around 2 million square meters (0.77 square miles). The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia says that the interior is theoretically large enough to hold 20 Empire State Buildings.
What makes the Mukaab even more remarkable is its decorative exterior, which draws inspiration from traditional Islamic architecture. The rooftop garden provides an excellent vantage point to appreciate the breathtaking view of the cityscape.
The interior of the Mukaab is equally impressive, with a large twisting tower positioned at its center. It is like a big box with a tower inside, and it will be a premium hospitality destination with a multitude of retail, cultural, and tourist attractions, as well as residential and hotel units, commercial spaces, and recreational facilities.
Additionally, the Mukaab will feature a holographic experience that will showcase underwater and otherworldly scenes, adding an element of futuristic sophistication to the design.
The Mukaab is the centerpiece of a larger development in Riyadh called New Murabba. This project includes the construction of thousands of new homes, hotels, and retail spaces, as well as offices and leisure facilities, an immersive theater, and a technology and design university.
The Mukaab’s completion is expected by 2030, and it is poised to be one of the world’s most impressive architectural achievements. With its impressive size, design, and technological advancements, it is sure to be a source of inspiration for architects and designers around the world for years to come.
The video below offers some more details on its design: