250 Umbrellas For Pilgrims in Medina

250 Sun Shades For Pilgrims in Medina

Since September 2010, a total of 250 umbrellas, each one with a surface area of 25.5 x 25.5 m and 15 meters high, have been installed in the area surrounding the mosque in Medina al-Munawwarah. These umbrellas work together to form a shaded area of 143,000 m2 – greater than the floor area of the mosque itself. When closed, each umbrella – including its working parts – is encased in a narrow, elegant column. The opening and closing procedure only takes three minutes. The outcome of this combination: by shading with PTFE fabric, the ambient temperature is reduced by at least 8 °C.

via SEFAR (images via b3designers and SEFAR)

250 Umbrellas For Pilgrims in Medina

250 Umbrellas For Pilgrims in Medina

250 Umbrellas For Pilgrims in Medina

250 Umbrellas For Pilgrims in Medina

250 Umbrellas For Pilgrims in Medina