Skyscrapers Of The Future


5 Buildings Soon To Be In The Top 10 Tallest In The World

If you think that some of the tallest towers in the world are impressive now, then you’ve seen nothing yet. Not only will the next generation of skyscrapers be in amongst the tallest in the world, with one becoming THE tallest and by a long way, they are also far greener too. Here is a graphic produced by the guys over at Rubberbond that highlights these new cloud puncturing structures, as well as the green features that have been incorporated.

The soon to be tallest tower in the world has been named the Jeddah Tower. Not only will this become the tallest building, but it’ll do so by a big margin, by around 600 feet. It will be constructed alongside the ‘Jeddah Economic City’, costing a total of $20 billion. The tower will come with an amazing sky terrace that is 98 feet in diameter and will rotate around its centre. In terms of its green features it has been built so the facades align from the northeast and northwest to reduce the overall solar load. The tower’s zoning approach to design distributes potentially high system pressures while supporting sustainable construction practices of system component standardisation. This combined with the design’s effective infiltration control helps mitigate the properties of stack effect by reducing pressure differential and controlling the movement of air throughout the building.

Next, the Wuhan Greenland Center will become the third tallest tower once complete and will cost a whopping $4.5 billion to construct. It’s one of the greenest buildings on the list too with features such as an energy generating ventilation system that uses rotary air-to-air enthalpy wheels to capture the exhaust air and use it for building heating purposes and a greywater recovery system that takes wastewater from hotel laundry, sinks, and showers and then reuses it in the building’s evaporative cooling system.

The award for the skyscraper with the catchiest name goes to Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka PNB 118. This 2,083 feet high tower will sit at number four on the tallest towers list once built, knocking down the Shanghai Tower off its perch by 10 feet, and will become Malaysia’s tallest period. The project is expected to contribute as high as RM11 billion ($2.7 Billion) to the local economy and create over 10,000 employment opportunities across hundreds of industries.

The Rama IX Super Tower of Bangkok, Thailand and will be the sixth tallest tower in the world, rising above the Ping An Finance Centre and the Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower. Surprisingly the building will cost $620 million, which is a lot less than the prior tower which is smaller. It’ll have 125 floors that will include office space, a six-star hotel, a shopping mall and multiple restaurants too. In terms of sustainability tech, it’ll have a highly efficient air conditioning system to maintain constant temperatures, will be clad insulated glass and solar panels will partially power the skyscraper. It will also become Thailand’s first ever 24h our office facility.

Lastly, the smallest, tallest skyscraper of the future, the Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center. Once complete this building will be higher than South Korea’s Lotte World Tower and sees it become the ninth tallest in the world. The building will be built in the city of Liaoning, China and will cost around $1.5 billion once complete. It’ll have 114 floors, 34 of which will be dedicated office space, others will be part of a 320 room five-star hotel and there’s also an executive club that’ll be housed in the giant pearl at the top of the tower.


Skyscrapers Of The Future by Rubberbond.

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