CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
Client: Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Location: Makkah - Saudi Arabia
Services Provided: Design Competition
Total built-up area: 50,000 m2
Construction Cost: US $ 40,000,000
Starting Date: 1996
Completion Date: 1996
1996 - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry building is located in one of the active commercial streets in Mekka Al-Mukkarama, where the suggested design reflects the art of traditional architecture of the region through a contemporary representation of the buildings formation and façades; through the materials used and the wooden mashrabiyas that symbolize the traditional architecture as decorative elements.
The project consists of six buildings, surrounded by a piazza that is covered with a tensile structure giving the building an impeccable design, and traces of modern design, five of these buildings comprise of nine floors that accommodate the Chamber's offices.