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Landtech wins Kingdom Tower irrigation contract

Firm hired as landscape irrigation design consultant for skyscraper

Kingdom Tower landscape schematic design. Photo: Landtech
Kingdom Tower landscape schematic design. Photo: Landtech

Landtech Design will work on the irrigation system for Kingdom Tower, which is set to be the world’s tallest building when completed.

The company has been hired by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to be the landscape irrigation design consultant for the project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

"We are honoured to be a part of the talented team of designers on such a magnificent project,” said Landtech manager Jim Davis.

“Our leadership and experience with highly-efficient irrigation practices was instrumental in positioning us on the project," he added.

Landtech said it will use sustainable irrigation technology to design the Kingdom Tower system.

Water harvesting efforts will collect rainwater and condensate from the building to supply water for irrigating the grounds’ 8.5 acres of green space. The condensation will be collected as the building’s air conditioners extract water from the humid Red Sea air and directs it into a large cistern near the base of the building.

The irrigation system will include technologies such as UV sanitisation, a fertiliser injection system, ET/weather-based sensors, and a central control system that will allow the entire operation to be controlled remotely.

 

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