Entrant: Saudi Binladin Group
Project owner: The Higher Endowment Council for King Abdulaziz Endowment For The Two Holy Mosques/The Mecca al-Mukkarramah Endowment Project
BOT developer: Saudi Binladin Group
Project contractor: Saudi Binladin Group
Engineering consultant: Dar al-Handasah
Architect: Dar al-Handasah
Description: Within walking distance of the Masjid al-Haram Mosque stands the King Abdulaziz Endowment, housing the Abraj al-Bait Towers, a complex of luxury high-rise buildings, hotels and facilities.
It is one of the largest architectural landmarks in the world in terms of built-up floor area, and contains a large podium topped by six residential and hotel towers and a conference centre, the majority of which enjoy direct views of the Masjid al-Haram Mosque and some with a direct view of the Holy Kaaba.
Each tower has a distinct design theme that is an interpretation of the Arabic culture, using Islamic patterns and details.