Saudi Arabia is serious about its megacity project in the middle of the desert. The NEOM’s budget is $500 billion and little by little we are getting to know more details of what the country intends to build to reduce its dependence on oil as the only source of income.
As reported Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia plans to build two of the largest buildings in the world. Specific two twin skyscrapers 500 meters high… but tens of kilometers wide.
Two huge buildings with different height to fit along the terrain
Due to their height, they would not be a record, although we are talking about buildings similar to One World Trade Center. The difference would be that we would not be facing thin towers, but rather two gigantic constructions that they would extend horizontally and house everything from shopping centers to offices, passing through homes for the citizens of the future megacity.
Due to the different topography of Saudi Arabia, these buildings they would be adapted in height throughout their construction, to fit in with the mountains and valleys of the area. The project has not yet been officially announced, but it is expected to be located between the Red Sea coast and go into the desert, explain the sources of Bloomberg, who have not wanted to reveal their identity since the project is still to be completed. .
The NEOM project was announced by Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017 and aims to become one of the most modern cities in the world. Some of the projects that have already been announced are The Line, a linear public transport that would travel 170 kilometers and Oxagonan industrial floating city.
It has also been revealed Triple, a horizontal building that, despite not having such a high height, will also be a residential complex with ski slopes, swimming pools and hotels. Theoretically this complex will be ready in 2026, but multiple previous projects have previously changed their dates and been delayed. Among them the Yeda Towerplanned to become the tallest building in the world and still in a very early stage.
We will have to wait to find out more details about this new horizontal building and see if the Saudi money finally manages to be enough to materialize its projects.