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Piazza Parasols

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Location
Medina, Saudi Arabia
Year
2011

The outside areas of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina are spanned by 260 parasols. The total spanned area amounts to 145,000 m². The height of the parasol constructions, when open, is 21.70 m – whereas the size of the pre-stressed parasol membranes is 26 x 26 m each.

Client
SL-Rasch GmbH

Architects
Architekturbüro Rasch + Bradatsch

Contract type
subcontract SL-Rasch GmbH

Planning
2008-2010

Completion
2011

Work
structural design, form-finding, optimisation

Covering area
145.000m²

Dimensions
26.00m x 26.00m x 21.70m

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