2008 / 2008
The major objective of this project is to place the Haram back into a central location and to give it an architectural dimension able to welcome a growing number of worshippers. Its circular shape is related to the radioconcentric evolution of the city and reminds the ritual progression performed by pilgrims.The extended Haram will finally receive 2,250,000 people, that is to say four times the current capacity of the existing building.
Contracting authority: Ministry of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al Haram Expansion Study Committee
Scope of work: Preliminary conceptual design
Area: 1,423,271 sqm