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indirect light down, whilst acting as a unifying element and reference space in the building. The two metro lines span through this void space in glazed tubes, giving them a strong presence, clarity and sense of wayfinding. The plaza area will be treated as a homogenous limestone surface, stretching to the very edge of the site, clearly identifying the whole space as a public, pedestrian space. The plaza is given a human scale through the planting of palm trees in a linear pattern following the direction of the mosque and Mecca. The planting pattern of the palm trees is to be dense, providing shadow to the plaza itself. Irrigation channels delineate the plaza floor and serve as a flood-and-drain watering system for the trees, as well as a subtle water feature throughout the day. The atrium features an accessible garden at the bottom, an unexpected element in the underground

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Profile for Landscape Middle East

August 2019  

While the summer slowdown is well underway across the Middle East and the temperature hits its annual high, Landscape HQ is still in full sw...

August 2019  

While the summer slowdown is well underway across the Middle East and the temperature hits its annual high, Landscape HQ is still in full sw...

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