Mecca City Gate – Mecca

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Star-net vault and stained glass window

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Arcade of star-net vaults

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Exterior calligraphic panels (calligraphy by Rasheed Butt of Pakistan)

Mecca City Gate: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Jay Bonner was asked to design the ornamental vaults, muqarnas capitals, and stained glass windows for the ceremonial Mecca City Gate in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The multiple traditional Islamic star-net vaults were precast in glass reinforced gypsum (GRG) in Wales, United Kingdom. The stained glass windows are also precast in glass reinforced gypsum. Along with the calligrapher Rasheed Butt of Pakistan, I also designed a series of ceramic calligraphic panels for the exterior of this building.

Completed in 1986.