Jeddah United Towers
The Jeddah United Towers are a strong icon on the horizon of Jeddah, invoking the image of distinguished Arab men engaged in conversation. Light colored stone veneers shield the buildings from desert sands on the eastern side. Representing the traditional Saudi bisht, a woven glass façade wraps the lower floors of the buildings and provides unobstructed views to the Red Sea. On the roof the glass enclosure becomes a place for entertainment and recreation with several tennis courts, pools, and water features. On the ground it becomes a series of storefronts, display areas and outdoor gathering spaces, adding pedestrian scale and energy to the street level of the towers.
Work performed by Buddy Poppitt while Senior Designer at MOA Architecture.