Elaf Taiba Hotel, Madinah

Due to lack of enough accommodation for the pilgrims during the Umrah and Hajj period, SEDCO commissioned SAK to design a new hotel in front of Prophet?s Mosque. The project is located nearby and overlooking the Mosque of the Prophet Mohammed and occupies an area of 1100 m2 approximately. SEDCO assigned SAK to do complete Design and Construction Supervision Services. The design requirements included reflecting the Islamic architectural heritage of the area around the Mosque and using the features of this style to create internal spaces that will provide shaded areas to protect pedestrians from direct sunlight. The final design was for a fifteen-story hotel with three underground parking levels and a ground floor shopping centre. The elevations feature the use of Mashrabia with glass as an internal layer to maintain the cooled internal environment.