The New Jeddah International Airport was designed in order to fulfill the Hajj arrival to Mecca. Usually airports offer a contrast between the areas of arrival and departure, but being the arrival to Mecca -such an unique visit- the project aims to share similar space qualities to both arrival and departure at the upper level, for international and domestic services, with the Hajj areas situated beneath, as needing the same airport area during the Hajj period.
In order to distribute the large amounts of people as well as providing a green buffer area for their waiting times, a ring scheme was projected. This organization allows for the large amount of airplanes to be attached to the central scheme while maintaining control on flow distribution.
Arabic motifs and iconography at the urban, architectural and detail level are combined and abstracted throughout the entire design of the project.