Temporary Mataf, Mecca, SA, 2014

Bridge, CFRP/GFRP, Temporary

The temporary bridge "Temporary Mataf" in the al-Haram mosque in Mecca was built to keep the capacity during the 3-year renovation phase. The unique structure consists completely of carbon composite and satisfies different requirements on a high level:
The frame structure offers a maximum load-bearing capacity with a minimum amount of material. The high stiffness allows for a high comfort for pilgrims. The entire structure can be built and disassembled quickly without the need for heavy tools which was one of the crucial demands for the work in the courtyard of mosque.

Material: Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Plastic CFRP
Area: 5000m²
Width: 12m
Diameter: 100m
Height: 12m

Client: SL-Rasch GmbH
Architect: Architekturbüro Rasch + Bradatsch
Contract type: subcontract SL-Rasch GmbH
Scope: Structural design, technical supervision, dynamic, detailed planning
Planning period: 2010–2013
Completion: 2014