Saudi Arabia Leisure Project of the Year

29 March 2013

Development of King Abdulaziz Endowment Project - Mecca

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. The landmark feature of the complex is the 601-metre-high Mecca Clock Tower, the second-tallest inhabited building in the world.


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