Jarir Investment Tower

Country :
Client Name :
Jarir Investment Co.
Type :
Corporate & Institutional
Scope :
Cost Consultancy
Location :
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Completion Date :
Construction Value(US$) :

JARIR Marketing Company intended to develop a head office building to reflect the company’s image and show the achieved successes of the company in its core business, which made it a well-known trademark in the region.

JARIR Head Office project is comprised of two buildings, the private Head Office tower and the retail showroom which caters to the public. The buildings are separated by a grand arrival courtyard that primarily serves as a guest drop-off for the Head Office. The canopy creates a strong visual identity for the campus, uniting the buildings' programs at a grade level into a singular entity while creating a temperate environment for visitors as they arrive to the campus. This canopy in a sense functions as an architec­tural cornice bridging the two buildings harmoniously.

The Office Tower - a 23-story, 115.5-meter height, monolithic structure - anchors the site on the Riyadh skyline, with a new and native inspired landmark. Its façade shimmers in the sun as it refracts daylight at different angles, making the building appear like a jewel against the sky.

While the façade has a unique quality, it nonetheless embodies the DNA of the JARIR Bookstores composed of gray precast concrete panels and reinforced by a strong grid logic. It emphasizes the strong identity that JARIR has cultivated over the years through the architecture of its bookstore branches.

The tower stack is comprised of the main lobby and amenities on the lower floors, JARIR HQ offices on the middle floors and leasable office space on the upper floors. The lobby welcomes guests into an impressive and open triple height space that is used by both the JARIR staff and the sub tenants. The amenity floors provide formal and informal spaces for both collaborative work and leisure. The typical office floor has column free lease spans that allow for flexible and open layouts. On every office floor are double height sky lobbies that specifically serve each level. Incorporated into these lobbies are covered balconies that allow for a reprieve from the office.

Project’s total built up area is 86,669 sqm as per the following breakdown:

  • parking area – 43,786 sqm
  • offices area for tenants – 14,787 sqm
  • offices area for Jarir – 18,473 sqm
  • showroom – 6,065 sqm
  • mechanical floors – 3,558 sqm