Anglo-Iraqi architects plan the world's tallest building in the city of Basra

By Jess Shanahan

AMBS Architects, which has offices in Iraq and London has unveiled plans for a 1,152m tall building that, if built, will be the tallest in the world. It would actually be made up of four buildings covered by a veil, giving the building the name of the Bride.

This wouldn’t just be any building but a city made up of office space, apartments, parks, shops and hotels. It would also have its own railway.

The plans show that the building would generate as much energy as it uses, party thanks to the 67,000 square foot canopy covered in solar panels.

The Iraqi government is working on a masterplan for Basra and the Bride is going to be the centrepiece of that, despite no fixed location being announced. This is still in the early stages and while Basra is relatively peaceful and prosperous, we still don’t have any idea of a construction schedule or price.

The tallest building currently under construction is the 1km high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while the tallest completed building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Follow @BusinessRevME

Share

Featured Articles

Middle East GDP hike of 57% if more women join workforce

By tapping into the potential of next-generation female workers, the MENA region could unlock new economic opportunities, up to US$2 trillion, reports PwC

Dialight supplies LED solutions for industrial safety

Reliance on inefficient lighting technologies are not only harmful to the environment, but also increase injury risk and cost

Top 10: Tech, AI, cloud, cyber speakers at TECH LIVE LONDON

TECH LIVE LONDON events sees technology leaders from IBM, Oracle, Vodafone, JP Morgan, Accenture and the US Space Force among the inspirational speakers

Cyber LIVE adds Vodafone head of cyber Kawalec to line-up

Leadership & Strategy

Musk’s multibillion hostile Twitter takeover – the timeline

Leadership & Strategy

Sustainable moves businesses can make to win customers, IBM

Sustainability