Inspired by the unique context of Medina and the Hajj pilgrimage Muslims undertake, the Hajj City Hotels creates a new gateway for the city. Four towers rise over podiums to mark a central destination that connects new retail and transportation nodes. A rich program delivers exceptional amenities for visitors and pilgrims alike, enhancing a sense of hospitality within the community.
From an urban perspective, the four gateway towers strengthen the link between retail and the train station. Within the site, the pedestrian plazas create arrival nodes as urban oasis. At the ground level, arcaded walkways and drop-off plazas interconnect the complex’s four hotels to stimulate pedestrian connectivity. Retail and three distinct restaurants, among other public amenities, extend over all four levels of the podium, the bridge, and the garden terraces.