Thakher Gardens


Location:
Makkah, KSA
Client: Thakher Development
Sector: Residential and Mixed Use
Size: BUA: 162,215 sqm
Scope: Architecture, Masterplanning, Landscape

RMJM was commissioned to deliver an exemplary world-class development that will be commercially sustainable, vibrant and connected. Through its architectural expression, it will deliver a gateway destination for Makkah and Thakher City.

Conceived as an urban garden community in the heart of Thakher City, this high-density development interweaves city living and public realm with key city connections to the surrounding neighborhoods. The contextual response to climate complements an efficient and rational massing approach, views and diverse land uses threading a landscaped circulation prioritizing the human scale and materiality through its architectural language.

The project is envisioned as a layered garden city that interweaves living, leisure, public space, and nature seamlessly, enabling an efficient, flexible high, density connected development. A diverse series of public spaces of distinct character and scale are supported by shopping, catering and living areas and serve to create “destinations within a destination.”

The architectural character of the buildings leverages its expression views, responds to sun and shade, and privacy in its architectural language and materiality to deliver value to each development area of the project. As a gateway site to the new Thakher City, integration of the mixed-use development into a single cohesive and efficient approach enables the opportunity to create a new urban quarter that is a destination for living, hospitality, events, shopping, leisure and civic use.