Thakher City

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


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