AMBS Architects, founded by Iraqi architect Ali Moussawi, designed a 230 storey (1,152-metre-tall) building in Al Basra, Iraaq. The plan is to have the Bride Tower as the highest building and the first vertical city in the world increasing the city’s capacity by 2025.
Composed of four conjoined towers, The Bride tower’s 230 storeys would be topped by an 188-metre-tall antenna. The tower will be 152 metres higher than the planned height of the Kingdom Tower, in Saudi Arabia.
The proposed building has been named “The Bride” after “the bride of gulf”, a local reference to the fertile land surrounding Basra. Comprising four towers, the structure would house supermarkets, a school, a sky garden, commercial centre and residential neighbourhoods.