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NEOM Unveils Aquellum: An Upside Down Skyscraper Carved Into Mountain

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NEOM Unveils Aquellum: An Upside Down Skyscraper Carved Into Mountain

Saudi Arabia's USD five billion gigaproject, NEOM, has just revealed its plans for the world's first upside down skyscraper. Aquellum—an underground city resembling an "ultra-luxury upside-down skyscraper," is nestled within the majestic mountains along the Gulf of Aqaba coastline.

The renders showcase a hyper futuristic utopia; spanning an impressive 330 feet in height, this open-aired ecosystem will house an array of extravagant stores, mesmerising performance shows and awe-inspiring galleries. Despite being concealed within a towering mountain range of 1,500 feet, the city will be bathed in natural light and adorned with lush greenery, creating a harmonious blend between the man-made and the organic.

To access this hidden paradise, visitors will be whisked away from a floating marina and transported via an underground canal. Once inside, guests will be greeted by a 'digitalised community,' complete with visionary lounging areas and innovative hubs.

Aquellum's pièce de résistance, however, is 'The Generator,' a space designed to house scientists and researchers. Equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality laboratories, guests will be immersed in a mind-bending experience, donning VR glasses as they witness digitised light cubes gracefully dance across the open-air ecosystem.

Described as a "futuristic ecosystem harmoniously integrated into natural surroundings," Aquellum represents a bold leap into the future of architecture and experiential living.


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