The Saudi Arabian government has announced plans to build a 400-metre-high cube-shaped skyscraper named Mukaab as part of its Murabba downtown plan in Riyadh. The new area dubbed the“new face of Riyadh”, will be built around the Mukaab structure, which will be “one of the largest built structures in the world”.
The structure will be 400×400 making it the tallest building in the city. It will contain two million square metres of shops, cultural and tourist attractions and have an almost full-height atrium space that will contain a spiralling tower.
The Mukaab skyscraper is one of several mega projects currently being developed in Saudi Arabia as part of the Saudi Vision 2030 plan. The best-known, and most controversial, is Neom which includes the 170-kilometre-long The Line megacity.