Dubai firm builds world’s ‘largest’ sliding roof in Grand Mosque expansion

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Originally published in Arabian Business by Parag Deulgaonkar (link below)

Ceremonial dome in Makkah includes an octagonal-shaped roof, 38-metres in diameters

Dubai-based Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), which built the world’s largest clock in Saudi Arabia, is currently giving final touches to what is believed to be one of the “largest sliding roof on a mosque in the world”.

The company, headquartered in Dubai Investment Park, made headlines recently for building and installing the “largest freestanding carbon-fibre roof” on the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.

Speaking to Arabian Business, PCT’s principal architect Gabi Bohm confirmed that the ceremonial dome in Makkah includes an octagonal-shaped roof, 38-metres in diameters, which can be moved over the roof deck for natural ventilation in the mosque.

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