Burj Rafal, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by The P&T Group
Words from Architects : The Burj RAFAL tower rises up as a landmark over the low buildings in Riyadh. The reflective glass is in sharp contrast to the colorful Riyadh stone on the podium, a contemporary interpretation of local Najd style architecture characterised with triangular openings.
The site allows for a resort like entrance drive to a glittering fountain at the hotel drop-off point and continues to the ballroom drop-off which features a large torch. The extensive landscape holds restaurant terraces and leisure activities on the podium roof. The 70 storeys high tower contains hotel rooms, service apartments, offices and apartments with a substantial retail component in the podium.