Revolutionising Riyadh: What is the North Pole Project?

Revolutionising Riyadh: What is the North Pole Project?

A unique, visionary concept has been developed for Riyadh and will include a record breaking building
10 August 23
North Pole Project Riyadh

The North Pole is usually associated with the playful fairytales of our childhoods, visions of the Arctic snow, icebergs and reindeer flood our minds.

However, Saudi Arabia is once again changing the world's perspective with limitless forward-thinking. The North Pole Project joins the growing list of incredible mega-city projects that the Kingdom has announced, that will further advance the nation as a whole.

CEO of Saudi Arabia Holding Co., Mohammed Al-Qahtani confirmed that the North Pole Project will be a sprawling, new urban area extending over 306 square kilometres across northern Riyadh: creating a modern city that has been dubbed the 'city of the future'.

The North Pole Project, much like other ambitious Vision 2030 development plans throughout Saudi Arabia, places a significant emphasis on sustainability and modern living. As we move into an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions, this innovative endeavour aims to redefine urban living by incorporating forward-thinking concepts and developing urban areas through a more environmentally aware lense.

Similar to other major city plans across the Kingdom, the North Pole Project will focus on creating sustainability focussed, modern living options including vertical living concepts like those to be found in NEOM's The Line. Aiming to produce and use solar energy, and to give residents access green areas The North Pole Project will also feature futuristic approaches to transport including air taxis, autonomous vehicles and other advanced transport options such as high speed trains.

The integration of green spaces, eco-friendly technologies, and efficient resource management underscores the intentions of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 to develop futuristic and advanced cities with a positive ecological footprint. By adopting solar energy as a source of power, the North Pole Project aspires to harness the sun's renewable potential, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources and contributing to a greener future. Whilst integrated green spaces will offer residents respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Central to the North Pole Project and the new city will be the Rise Tower.

Rise Tower is set to be the world's tallest tower.

Although the exact height of Rise Tower is yet to be confirmed or announced, it has been rumoured that this building may reach a height of two kilometres. However, one thing is for certain in order to clinch the title of 'the tallest tower in the world', the building would need to surpass the 828 metres of Dubai's Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa secured the title of the tallest building in the world upon its opening in 2010.