Mall of Arabia

Mall of Arabia

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Date of production: 2008

Size of membrane: 20,000

Steel weight: 3,200 tonnes

Type of cover: Teflon coated fiber glass (PTFE)

Scope of work: Design, manufacturing, installation

This unique type of tent was designed to be free from any inner structural support for the purpose of accommodating a large number of guests. As the tent is located in a desert camp in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula, the tough weather had to be well studied and considered in the early design stage. Targeting such a goal in mind, a 150Km/H wind speed was considered for wind load and tight fabric details were carefully reviewed for the tent roof and side walls to prevent any water or dust leakage. Furthermore, a strong, thick material fabric was used to resist the extremely hot sun rays and strong winds.

The tent covers an area of 1200 sqm. Galvanized steel cables (pre-stressed) were used (similar to those used in suspension bridges) for suspending the tent from the top. This giant tent was designed with a length of 60m and width of 20m, with a height of 15m to emphasize the outer strength stretching the tent. A heavy PVC material was used for the roof and sidewalls to create a masterpiece in the middle of the desert.


Contact Info

  • Address:
    P.O. Box 93979, Zip code 11683, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
  • Tel: +966 11 270 3377
  • Fax:+966 11244 2178
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