The Saudi Arabian government has revealed the design for the Mukaab, a cube-shaped supertall skyscraper that will become the center of the New Murabba district in downtown Riyadh. The Mukaab aims to become the largest built structure in the world, measuring 400 meters in height, width, and length. The building will be situated in the North West of Riyadh, in a 19 square kilometers area.
The New Murabba district will feature green areas and walking and cycling paths to create sustainable transportation alternatives for the local communities. The neighborhood is designed to offer living, working, and entertainment facilities within a 15-minute walking radius. The main feature of the interior of the Mukaab will be a spiraling tower encased in a technological structure to create an immersive experience. According to the Saudi Arabian government, the project is set to be completed by 2030.
The building will feature a multitude of retail, cultural, and tourist attractions, along with residential and hotel units, commercial spaces, and recreational facilities. The cultural offerings include a new museum, a technology and design university, and an immersive theater among the over 80 entertainment and culture venues. The development is set to create more than 104,000 residential units in addition to 980,000 square meters of retail spaces, 1.4 million square meters of offices, leisure assets, and community facilities.