Japanese firm to build “architectural masterpiece” in Riyadh

Consulting and engineering company Nikken Sekkei Japanese are set to build a mixed-use tower on King Fahd Road in Riyadh.

Nayef Al-Rajhi Investment awarded the deal and said it hopes to be “a masterpiece of architectural and engineering excellence”.

Nayef Bin Saleh Al Rajhi, chairman of Naif Al Rajhi investment, said after the signing of the contract with Mitsuo Nakamura, head of Nikken Sky, that the Japanese company was tapped based on its global reputation and quality of its designs and innovative approach, according to a statement from the company.

The signing of this contract was the result of many meetings to build an “eye-catching” tower against the skyline of Riyadh, Al Rahji added.

He also said that the yet-unnamed tower will be constructed to support efforts to help develop tourism and spur the economic development of the Kingdom.