Medina Airport JV – TAV in joint venture with Al Arab
Medina, Saudi Arabia
MASTER PLANNER AND LEAD DESIGNER
Scott Brownrigg Architects
LOCAL ENGINEERING PARTNER
OSM Engineering and Consulting Ltd
Arabian International Company (AIC)
Medina’s newly transformed airport is a major new international hub for the region and a vital gateway for millions of Islamic pilgrims during the annual Hajj. The terminal’s elegant column design is inspired by palm trees, a symbol of peace.
The palm tree columns provide structural support for the terminal’s roof, which is designed to cope with sudden, heavy rainfall. Each palm tree crown is supported on a reinforced concrete column, 9 metres high by 1.5 metres in diameter, and springing from the suspended, in situ concrete slab.