Structural engineering

New construction of the King's Road Tower, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

Prince Saud bin Fahad

Programming period
2007 - 2011

Scope of service

The 135-meter-high King's Road Tower offers space for luxury commercial and office space on its 36 floors. In addition to a fitness club, two restaurants, two underground parking levels for 343 parking spaces and six above-ground parking levels for 504 parking spaces, there is a helipad on the roof of the tower.

A highlight is the "pearl" at the top of the tower - a self-supporting glass/steel structure attached to the concrete support elements. The spherical façade element extends over three floors. It houses a conference center, lounge and VIP area. Another unique feature of the tower is the world's largest LED screen, which covers three sides of its facade. Nearly 10,000 m² of media facade make the building a spectacular sight, especially at night.

The structure was founded in low bearing capacity, silty coral subsoil with integration into the groundwater. The settlement behavior of the different building loads was taken into account by designing a fixed construction sequence and the formation of special settlement joints during the construction phase. The slabs were constructed as flat slabs with post-tensioning.

Your contact person

Axel Krauß
Teamleader Structural Engineering