17 Jan Saudi Arabia’s latest NEOM construction announced as concealed upside-down skyscraper
Saudi Arabia recently announced plans to build an upside-down skyscraper as part of its Smart City NEOM project.
The luxury city hopes to become a futuristic experiential space for citizens to live and work via a vertical structure that mixes elements of biophilic design and high-tech innovations for those hoping to experience cutting-edge solutions.
The Kingdom’s plan for the skyscraper, ‘Aquellum’ was unveiled after digital mock-ups of the development were released, showing the 330ft structure’s layout and blueprints.
Featuring a myriad of amenities, visitors can hope to explore the various sections after travelling on a proposed specially designed vessel via an underground canal.
The developers recently released a statement explaining the vision to build the skyscraper within a mountain, surrounded by hotels, apartments, retail spaces, and “leisure and entertainment zones.”
However, it won’t be restricted to becoming a holiday spot.
It will also host “The Generator”, which is a space for scientists and laboratories to create cutting-edge technology.
NEOM’s announcement stated: “Guided by its unwavering commitment to crafting spaces in nature that epitomize the future of luxury, innovation and lifestyle, Aquellum stands as a testament to the fusion of cutting-edge design and construction techniques.
“Aligned with NEOM’s commitment to conservation and innovation, Aquellum complements its coastal location. This new development follows recent announcements of Leyja, Epicon, Siranna, Utamo, and Norlana, which are also sustainable tourism destinations located in the Gulf of Aqaba.”