AluK’s curtain walling systems have been chosen for the much-anticipated AKH Tower in Saudi Arabia.
The AKH Tower, or Al-Abdulkarim Holding Tower, is designed by Dewan Architects & Engineers and will be the new headquarters for the building material supplier Al-Abdulkarim Holding.
The 150 metre tall skyscraper holds forty stories of office space, with an innovative design and a unique aesthetic.
According to the architect, the contrast of ‘straight versus tilted’ and ‘solid versus translucent’ reflects AKH’s status as a world class organisation, while the clear glass portion of the tower demarcates the leasable offices beneath AKH’s dedicated floors.
The tower’s façade and juxtaposed volumes create distinctive and dynamic office spaces on each floor, allowing it to cater to companies with varying spatial needs.
Its envelope, which combines both glazed curtain wall and aluminum composite cladding solution, is features AluK’s AW86B unitised system, which helps to create impressive façades that enhance the aesthetic of a building.
This high performance system stands out especially in terms of thermal insulation and water permeability, and allows a safe and fast installation on site, thus making it particularly well suited to the construction of high rise buildings.
Gianluca D’Alò, managing director of AluK Middle East, said: ‘We are very pleased to have been selected for such an iconic project. Yes, it was a challenging project, but thanks to our technical design team and our product we managed to find the most accurate solutions to fit with these demanding technical requirements. The AKH building will become one of AluK’s landmark projects in the region.’
The AKH Tower is expected to open in Khobar, Saudi Arabia in early 2017.