AMBS Architects have revealed a design for a 230-storey building to tower over Basra.

This is a stepping stone towards what the architects envision to be “the first vertical city in the world”.

Endored by the Basra Governorate, it aims to reduce urban sprawls. Comprising four towers, the structure would house supermarkets, a school, a sky garden, commercial centre and residential neighbourhoods.

Nicknamed “The Bride,” AMBS director Marcos De Andres told architectural website CLAD:

“The Bride will be a place enjoyed by all in endless ways, from walking in the vast shaded parks and promenades at ground level, to having lunch or shopping in a sky lounge hundreds of metres above sea level.”

Standing at 1152 metres tall, the skyscraper would surpass Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, by a massive 322 metres.
The structure is part of a city-wide master plan.

P. Antonopoulos is currently a Candidate for an MA Degree, writing his dissertation on the Saudi-Iranian Geopolitical Rivalry in the Syrian War.

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