By all accounts, no one can stop Saudi Arabia on its path of transformation into the world's ultimate futuristic destination…
With incredible mega projects such as The Line, Sindalah and many others, this location will soon see a 400-meter-high cube-shaped skyscraper called Mukaab, and apparently its mission is to attract as much attention and visitors as possible to the Murabba district in centre of Riyadh. The massive 19-kilometer district will transform downtown Riyadh by building this incredible experience of living, working and enjoying life. According to announcements, the new skyscraper will offer 25 million square meters of space and as many as 104,000 homes.
The cube skyscraper will be 400 meters long on each side, which is why it will immediately take the title of the tallest building in the city. Otherwise, not only the exterior will make this structure a man-made miracle, but what lies beneath it will also contribute to it. According to announcements, Mukaab will be the world's first immersive destination.
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, will not compromise when building this structure, so it will be a digital and virtual world enhanced by a sea of holographs. Whether you want to live on Mars or Pandora, it will all be possible here, along with the many localities of our planet Earth.
The imposing structure with Najdi architectural style will include shops, cultural and tourist attractions, as well as an incredible atrium with a spiral tower. The project will also include an iconic museum, a university of technology and design, an immersive multi-use theatre as well as more than 80 spaces for entertainment and cultural upliftment.
In addition to 104,000 residential units, Mukaab will offer 9,000 hotel rooms, 980,000 square meters of retail, commercial space, 1.4 million square meters of office space, 620,000 square meters of leisure space and 1.8 million square meters of common elements.
The new face of Riyadh, as the government of Saudi Arabia calls this project, will be completed by 2030. According to the Arab News publication, the Murabba project was designed with sustainability in mind, and we can't help but wonder how this gigantic structure will manage to remain eco-friendly. The fact is that it will be a real spectacle.