Located in the Northern suburbs of Jeddah, Red Sea Mall is a premier retail destination and the largest mixed-use development in Saudi Arabia. The centre exemplifies Bentel’s ability to integrate sound design principles across multiple environments in a culturally responsive manner.
The Red Sea Mall consists of a retail mall, a four-star hotel, and an office block. Curved at a 120° angle around a central court, the layout allows convenient access to shops. Reinforcing its nautical name, organic, wave-like forms are prevalent in the architectural features of the mall.
The design brief demanded a culturally specific focus, therefore praying areas are provided as well as gender specific mosques. The building materials and design respond to the harsh climate of Jeddah to ensure the longevity of the centre.