Abraj Al Bait, also commonly known as Makkah Royal Clock Tower, which refers to the clock tower in the middle of the complex, the building is also informally called Mecca Clock Tower or Makkah Clock Tower. Dr Mark Hobbs, Senior Engineer, at Gurit says, 'This has been a fascinating project to work on. Subscribe for Built Constructions Magazine Now. Architect: Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners. The complex has a built-up area of 2.8 million square metres (21.5 million square feet). The meaning of ‘Big Ben’; "Domine Salvam Fac Reginam Nostram Victoriam Primam" (Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria I) and the meaning of ‘Royal Mecca Clock Tower'; "In the name of Allah". Subscribe for Built Constructions Magazine Now. It is a top design consultants marking five decades of building successful client relationships attracting the best and brightest employees and keeping pace with increasingly complex challenges. Each of the four dials is studded with 98 million glass mosaic tessera. Latest Issue of Built Constructions on stand. It is a construction project full of superlatives: the world’s largest tower clock in Mecca, the Holy City of Islam. The excellent stiffness to weight ratio of the carbon WE91-2 combined with the mechanical properties, toughness and low resin uptake of Corecell structural core enabled the realization of a lightweight stiff clock hand. The name of Allah has been inscribed on each of the four clock faces. The clock tower was built on the ruins of the ancient Ajyad Castle, which was demolished to make way for the construction of the tower. The landmark edifice also carries intricate Islamic decorative artwork. The first trial run was done on Jeddah face side during Ramadan. Gurit is a composite industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services, tooling equipment, and select parts and systems. Grab your copy now. October 2014Fri, 03 Oct 2014, 8 p.m., Al ArabiyaSat, 04 Oct 2014, BHRT (Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegowina)Sun, 05 Oct 2014, 10:20 p.m., Kabel einsTue, 14 Oct 2014, 23:20 p.m., Kabel eins. The Mecca clock is six times larger than London’s Big Ben Clock. Royal Mecca Clock Tower is facilitated by 2 million LED lights on the clock face; 21,000 white and green lights above the timepiece flash five times a day to signal the call to prayer. Register, Smart Infrastructure for Smart Cities Features The Ascent The Mecca Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia, The Mecca Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia. Big Ben is facilitated by original gas light; each dial is lit by 28 bulbs. The elevators ascend to the summit of the clock tower in stages, one set rising as high as the 86th floor while another set whisks passengers up to the top floors, including luxurious hotel apartments and an astronomical observation deck situated in a beautiful glass dome above the clock. Illumination of the clock hands, clock faces and media wall called for over two million LED's to be integrated into the cladding panels. The clock is placed on the 5, Post Covid-19 Action Plan for Real Estate and Construction Sector. The clock can be seen from all districts of Makkah from more than eight kilometers away, and certainly the clock is set. The element curtain wall modules were completely manufactured and assembled in the factory; including the glaze, which is normally installed from the outside because of the tremendous height of the tower that it must be possible to install the glass from the inside in the event of repairs. The building at the center of the sacred site breaks over 30 world records; its giant clock face is 43 meters in size, the minute hand measures 23 meters in length and the clock drives weigh 21 tons a piece. Signin In according to design wise; using Islamic architecture, it contains seven adjacent towers with 6,000 housing units and as over SR6 billion ($1.6 billion) in investments. Grab your copy now. Gurit supplied a range of advanced composite materials to Premier Composites Technologies (Dubai, UAE), the company that carried out fabrication and installation of the cladding, clock face, clock hands and crescent. This included a new fire retardant wet laminating system from Gurit, Ampreg 21FR which was developed for lamination of the facade. Location. By night over two million LEDs illuminate the tower clock making it legible from distances of over eight kilometers. For the installation of the gigantic clock STAHL, Crane Systems supplied 23 wire rope hoists installed on wall mounted Jib cranes at varying heights on the tower facade. The clock is placed on the 5th tower of the King Abdul at a height of 380 meters and can be seen from all four sides. “By doing so, we delivered an extraordinary amount of equipment, including 94 elevators and 16 escalators for the clock tower". The project was rated as the largest architectural building in view of the total area in which exceeded 1.4 million square meters. A four-storey shopping centre planned along various themes recreates traditional markets from all regions of the Arab world. GER 2013, 48 Minutes, Full HD, Dolby Digital, Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 5.45 p.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, Sat, 19 Apr 2014, 1.10 a.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 7.20 a.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, Tue, 22 Apr 2014, 1.00 p.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 10.20 p.m. CET, Abenteuer Leben, Kabel eins (30 minutes), Tue, 6 May 2014, 11.15 p.m. CET, Abenteuer Leben, Kabel eins (30 minutes), Mon, 6 Jan 2014, 8.20 p.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, Sat, 11 Jan 2014, 12.20 p.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, Sun, 8 Dec 2013, 9.05 a.m. CET, Spiegel TV Wissen, The film is now available in our Online Shop. To accommodate such unique flows of people, koNe implemented special group control software with state of the art intelligence. In addition; the 5-star hotel belonging to the Fairmont chain includes building houses over 800 apartments, a conference centre for 1500 guests, a prayer hall for 3800 believers, a moon observatory and a Museum of Islam. The giant Mecca Clock Tower ticks to be as the highest clock tower in the world. Lamination was carried out on direct CNC (vertical mould center) cut moulds fabricated using Gurit's T-Paste on a polystyrene blank block. It is a construction project full of superlatives: the world’s largest tower clock in Mecca, the Holy City of Islam. It is the beginning of Dar Al-Handasah and first headquarters was in Beirut. wind loads of up to 4.35kN/m2) that the architects and the curtain wall advisers specified. The other two sided clock is 65 meters in height and 43 meters in width while their dial diameter is 25 meters. In 1956 the firm began with four professors from the American University of Beirut open a specialized engineering firm in order to meet the raise of regional demand. The ‘Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower’ is treated as a government owned mega-tall complex building in Saudi Arabia. The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has the world's largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. It is an international network of globally recognized service firms. While the Royal Clock will announce daily prayers, the Lunar Observation Center and Islamic Museum will serve to protect the heritage for future generations. The seven towers of the building rest on a 15-storey and 115m-high podium, which houses a grand retail area. Put together it is an engineering masterpiece, 35 times larger than Big Ben and adorned in over 98 million glass mosaic tiles with 24-carat gold leaf. The GUTMANN Building Systems can be optimized and customized to all design and energy-efficiency requirements. The sealing of the facade is perfectly matched using a three level saddle gasket and ensures excellent tightness performance proved in project tests and on site. New urbans sector initiatives like the Smart City Mission and Housing for All Mission came i....Read more... Latest Issue of Built Constructions on stand. “We work in shifts with 15 technicians on duty per shift,” explains koNe’s Ahmed Ragab, Project Manager for the site. The cladding of the tower top includes intricate calligraphy and ornamental patterning, finished in glass and ceramic tiles. The Makkah Royal Clock Tower site is spread over 23ha south of the Masjid al Haram. The tower was developed as a component of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project and provides comfortable accommodations for devout Muslims that make the journey to the city every year during the Hajj period. Introduction: The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a government-owned mega tall building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The tallest tower housing the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is locat… The building at the center of the sacred site breaks over 30 world records; its giant clock face is 43 meters in size, the minute hand measures 23 meters in length and the clock drives weigh 21 tons a piece. The major advantage is the frame of the facade was designed as a system for internal glaze so if necessary the glazing units of the high main tower can be changed very easily from inside. The clock is visible from 17 km away at night and 11 to 12 km away during the day. The team enters the project with a high-rise building already under construction, a tower not designed to support a 150-meter-high clock tower and a strict weight limit of 82,000 tons. Grab your copy now. Over 2 million LEDs provide illumination; the lights are on five times a day at prayer time, the dials flash green and the clock is intended to be seen from a larger distance. The longest continuous elevator trip within the complex is 393 meters. Construction of The World's Largest Clock - Mecca Clock Tower The easy machining; low cure shrinkage and high level of detail achievable with T-Paste enabled rapid production of accurate direct moulds for the part production. All © Rights Reserved to Built Constructions | Powered by RSolutions CMS, King Abdullah, the head of Two Holy Mosques had ordered the largest clock tower in the world to be built in Mecca. The Abraj Al-Bait (Arabic: أبراج البيت, romanized: ʾAbrāǧ al-Bayt "Towers of the House") is a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The wall mounted travelling cranes worked along, the Jib cranes serve the fringe and move loads around the corners of the building. Latest Issue of Built Expressions on stand. The giant Mecca Clock Tower ticks to be as the highest clock tower in the world. Abraj Al Bait is located at the central area of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdul-Aziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims. Two of the clock faces including the inscription is 80 meters in height and 65 meters in width and the dial diameter will be 39 meters. The ‘Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower’ is treated as a government owned mega-tall complex building in Saudi Arabia. The huge clock fitted on top of the building with the support provided by the German tower clock manufacturer PERROT. They include some of the largest elevators available with up to eight tons of capacity in a few podium shuttles and up to 4.5 tons of capacity room for 54 people at a time in the biggest shuttle in the clock tower. In 2008, after making numerous calculations to establish the best possible solutions to serve the building’s unique and massive flows of people, koNe Company received an order to supply equipment for the clock tower; altogether, koNe has delivered more than 300 elevators and escalators for the entire complex. Mecca is worshiped as the most sacred mosque site and a world richest seven star hotel in Dubai. The multi-storey car park has spaces for 780 cars and 10 buses and it is also possible to arrive via the integrated railway station or on one of the two helicopter landing pads. http://skyscrapercenter.com/building/Mecca-royal-clock-tower-hotel/84, http://www.designbuild-network.com/projects/Mecca-royal-clock-tower-mecca/, http://www.emirates247.com/news/world/night-skies-lit-by-giant-Mecca-clock-2011-08-22-1.414415, http://www.kone.fi/shared/people-flow-magazine/2013-10/files/assets/common/downloads/people-flow-magazine-2013-10.pdf, http://www.cklop.cz/2011/prezentace/gutmann/GUTMANN_Image.pdf, http://www.stahlcranes.com/en/aktuelles/presse/news-archiv.php?we_objectID=1380, http://www.gurit.com/files/documents/shape10finalpdf.pdf.