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Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

ROYAL LANDMARK

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel can only be described in superlatives: the tallest hotel, the largest indoor space (1.6 million square meters for the total project), and on the list of tallest buildings, it currently holds second place.

Description

Soaring above the clock is a beautiful glass dome that houses the lunar research center and cosmology center with some of the biggest telescopes in the world.

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  • #Escalators & Autowalks
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  • #Middle East
  • #New equipment

Building facts

  • Year of completion: 2012

Clock tower

  • Height: 601 m
  • Floors: 120

Podium

  • Height: 115 m
  • Floors: 15
  • Architect: Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners
  • Developer: Saudi Binladen Group

KONE solutions

Clock tower

  • 89 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators
  • 5 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators
  • 16 KONE extra heavy-duty, high-efficiency Transvario escalators

Podium

  • 75 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators
  • 4 KONE MonoSpace® Special elevators
  • 111 KONE extra heavy-duty, high-efficiency Transvario escalators

Adjacent towers

  • 10 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators
  • 2 Helipad elevators
  • 6 KONE extra heavy-duty, high-efficiency Transvario escalators
CHALLENGESSOLUTIONS
  • To provide a People Flow® solution that allows up to 75,000 people to leave the buildings in 30 minutes or less for prayers five times a day
  • To provide hundreds of extra heavy-duty escalators to withstand outdoor weather elements
  • To reduce the environmental footprint of one of the largest structures through KONE equipment
  • Special design team that met regularly with key stakeholders worldwide
  • Specially recruited project team who were trained specifically for this undertaking
  • Massive amounts of equipment to handle People Flow as seen nowhere else in the world
  • Special group control software with artificial intelligence capabilities to learn and track passenger traffic patterns in order to optimize people flow.

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