The Fall 2013 semester studio experimented with environmental strategies in tall buildings context. Students were briefed to the high potential of certain technologies and their effectiveness and/or advantages in tall buildings as opposed to other building types. They then have to mix and match between suitable technologies and employ them within a tall building design.
The site of the project was within Riyadh City-Downtown on the main commercial sector between King Fahad and Olyia Street.
Special emphasis on environmental issues influenced orientation, natural lighting, sun shading, passive cooling and heating. Vegetation and water surfaces were studied and how it would influence the mixed use nature of the program of the tower.