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.