Rain Grates – Medina

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

As installed

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Detail

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Preliminary design - 1

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Preliminary design - 2

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Rainwater Runoff Grates: Prophet’s Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Preliminary design – 3 (as per design from the Sultan Oljaitu Mausoleum in Iran)

Rainwater Runoff Grates:

Prophet’s Mosque (al-Masjid al-Nabawi), Medina, Saudi Arabia

Jay Bonner was contracted to design the rainwater runoff grates for the flat roof of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina. These were designed in a geometric style associated more typically with wood window grilles. They were fabricated in cast aluminum, and a requisite aspect of the design was for the openings to be small enough that toes would not be entrapped.

Completed in 1999.