Piazza Roofing of the Prophet’s Mosque (26 M Parasols), Medina, Saudi Arabia, 2010

Convertible, Form-finding, Membrane, Optimisation, Steel, Wind Simulation

The outside areas of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina are spanned by 260 parasols. The total spanned area amounts to 145,000 m². The height of the parasol constructions, when open, is 21.70 m – whereas the size of the pre-stressed parasol membranes is 26 x 26 m each.

Client: SL-Rasch GmbH
Architects: Architekturbüro Rasch + Bradatsch
Contract type: subcontract SL-Rasch GmbH
Scope: structural design, form-finding, optimisation
Planning period: 2006–2008
Completion: 2010

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