Designing a Pilgrimage City
Within two kilometers of AI Haram in Mecca, Thakher City seeks to create a unique and memorable residential and hospitality based environment. The masterplan design enhances the pilgrimage experience; improves vehicular and pedestrian mobility; addresses geotechnical and site accessibility issues; and creates a robust, interconnected open space network. Designed to accommodate up to 250,000 guests during peak periods, the design is based on a unified grid pattern that can house a multitude of different parcels and scenarios as well as orientate guests toward Al Haram at all times.
Company: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Role: Concept Design, Architectural Design
Client: Thakher City
Concept Design, Schematic Design, Masterplanning, Architectural Rendering, Photorealistic Images