21.03.2013

Schindler gains ground in Saudi Arabia

Two major contracts – one in commercial high-rise, the other residential – point to the company’s growing reputation in the country

Schindler has been awarded two large scale and high profile projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA):

Tadawul Tower located in the Kind Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh
Tadawul Tower located in the King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh

Tadawul Tower

In the high-rise commercial segment, Schindler has been chosen to supply mobility solutions for Tadawul Tower, a prestigious project in the King Abdullah Financial District of the Saudi capital city of Riyadh. This 41-story, 208-meter skyscraper will be the new home of the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul. The installation will feature 26 elevators, including 19 Schindler 7000 elevators with speeds of up to six meters per second, as well as eight escalators.

Enabling Sustainable Architecture

Visitors to the new Tadawul Headquarters will profit from Schindler’s latest innovation in transit management, PORT Technology. Schindler’s PORT capabilities will provide the building with substantial energy saving, access control and transit management benefits.

The Tadawul Tower development is designed by the Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei – the world leader in sustainable design. The architects sought to incorporate several energy-saving technologies in their planning in order to be compliant with the latest LEED standards as well as the green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Innovative features include a "sunlight scooper" introducing natural sunlight, photovoltaic panels to reduce energy consumption, solar shading to help reduce cooling, mirror ducts introducing natural light to basement levels and deep inside the building, and dry mist cooling of exterior space.

Wahat Makkah

In the residential segment, Schindler has been chosen to supply Wahat Makkah, a large and high profile integrated development on the edge of the Holy City of Makkah (Mecca). The complex, which will have a total of 2,200 apartments when complete, will include 106 Schindler 3300AP elevators. Special emphasis is being placed at Wahat Makkah on respecting local cultural and heritage elements while fully exploring contemporary design opportunities.