Competition is tough when you have high profile real estate to make. So when Nikken Sekkei beat 31 international companies for a contract to design a brand new and sustainable Saudi Stock Exchange Headquarters building worth of $245million, they would’ve been over the moon! This new building in Riyadh would be fifty floors high. In a bid to make the building ecologically viable, the new headquarters of the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, would have technologies like solar shading, dry mist cooling of exteriors, mirror ducts to enhance natural light at the lower floors, photovoltaics, and a cool trench to pre-cool fresh air for circulation installed inside the building.
The Tadawul headquarters building will be built to comply with the standards such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the green building rating system, US Green Building Council (USGBC).