AMBS Architects has proposed a 1,152-metre-tall skyscraper for Iraq’s Basra Province, which would surpass Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to become the tallest building in the world. Composed of four conjoined towers, The Bride tower’s 230 storeys would be topped by an 188-metre-tall antenna. This would make the structure 152 metres higher than the planned height of the Kingdom Tower, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and currently under construction in the Saudi Arabian city.
The world’s tallest building title is currently held by Dubai’s 830-metre Burj Khalifa skyscraper, also designed by Smith and Gill while working at US firm SOM. The structure’s three other towers would measure 724 metres, 484 metres and 61 metres respectively.
AMBS Architects described its skyscraper as “the first vertical city in the world”, saying it will not only be the tallest structure but will break new ground in engineering and vertical transportation. The Bride is designed to house offices, hotels, residential areas, commercial centres, parks and gardens, and even its own rail network across the 1,550,908 square metres of floor space.