Located at the Western threshold of Al-Haram Mosque, the MASAR Project is a large scale masterplan that will enhance both the visitor’s urban experience and pilgrim’s movement from mass transit nodes towards the holy site in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The project covers an area of approximately 1.2 million square meters and the site of the it has been divided into plots of varying sizes. As part of the development plan for the site, the The Client intended to implement the necessary infrastructure for the complete site. Package A is located at the Gateway to Al-Haram Mosque, acting as the key hub that will connect the various public transport networks serving the district. With prominent views towards the cultural and spiritual heart of the city, the scheme includes two 5-star hotel buildings, one 4-star hotel building, a high-end residential tower and two retail buildings that will together set the architectural direction for the MASAR Project.
RMJM has undertaken a detailed assessment of the Issued-for-Tender (IFT) Design Documentation by Omrania & Associates/HOK and provided value engineering items covering all disciplines such as architectural, interior, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and associated specialized trades. The design intent of the project has been retained throughout the value engineering exercise. This exercise will serve as the basis for the Issued for Construction (IFC) documentation and complies with the set budget.
Location: Makkah, KSA
Client: Umm al Qura Development
Sector: Mixed Use Hospitality
Size: BUA: 357,075 sqm
Scope: Design Consultancy Services to produce IFC documentation for Package A Buildings