Masjid al-Haram, also known as the Grand Mosque or the Great Mosque of Mecca,is a mosque enclosing the vicinity of the Kaaba in Mecca, in the Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage in the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able, and is also the main phase for the ʿUmrah, the lesser pilgrimage that can be undertaken any time of the year. The rites of both pilgrimages include circumambulating the Kaaba within the mosque. The Great Mosque includes other important significant sites, including the Black Stone, the Zamzam Well, Maqam Ibrahim, and the hills of Safa and Marwa.
As of August 2020, the Great Mosque is the largest mosque in the world. It has undergone major renovations and expansions through the years. It has passed through the control of various caliphs, sultans and kings, and is now under the control of the King of Saudi Arabia who is titled the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Contribution for the development of the project not only fits ACO’s worldwide experience to support the architecture of stunningly beautiful projects with utmost requirements for aesthetics and functionality. We also found inspiration in the intersection between the mosque concept to foster solutions to the challenges that future cities face and our company’s dedication to the urban environment of tomorrow.
ACO supports the project over many years with all types of building drainage.