Location: Makkah – KSA
Client: Makkah Municipality and Eighth Pillar investment consulting
Plot Size: 3,742,711 sq.m
Built-Up Area: 633,800 sq.m
Construction Cost: 4,779,961,500 SAR
Starting Date: 2016
Completion Date: 2016
Services Provided: Master Planning & Architectural Design


The new Wholesale Market is designed to uplift the experience of visitors by solving long-term problems that have been compromising the performance of the existing market through functional and aesthetic solutions.

Functionally, the existing wholesale market has traffic issues, where the movement of visitors, suppliers, and vendors collide with one another. To solve this, DAR AL OMRAN developed a radial masterplan segregated into layers and zones, each with a distinguished function. Using a radial masterplan, all traffic issues are solved and an efficient wholesale market ‘City’ is created.

Aesthetically, a dialogue between the past and the future using the present experience, DAR AL OMRAN’s team developed a hybrid style of architecture that keeps the memory of Hijazi architecture in a contemporary form.

This new architectural style, which presents the heritage of Makkah as a unique part of the Hijazi architectural style, becomes an additional factor that contributes to the shape and the character of the buildings