Festival Plaza @ New Train Station, Mecca
In this 2008 project, Robin Chiang & Company (RCCo) was commissioned by EDAW to assist in planning a new town on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The goal was to develop the architectural components as a guide for the consultant architects, HOK. The architectural character is based on desert traditions and incorporates passive climate controls and reinforces the heritage of Mecca. The new station and ancillary facilities have a construction budget of $600 million.