Makkah Hotel & Residential Complex
Mixed Use / Saudi Arabia
Service : Architecture Concept
Sector : Commercial
Size (GFA) : 100,000 m²
The Project is a design competition for a hotel complex near the Kabbah serving the city of Makkah especially during the annual Hajj. The project consists of hotel, residential, pilgrim accommodation and commercial areas and is located along a main traffic corridor serving the pilgrim sites. The design approach unites various middle-eastern elements and translates them into a modern context. Elements such as screening, dynamic patterns, multi-layer gardens and the local mountainous terrain are joined in a design for the modern day and future Makkah. Given the holy nature of the site, architectural gestures and movement flows are directed with attention to the Al Haram mosque. Prayer halls for different users are strategically placed across the height of the complex with views to Al Haram.