World’s largest mirror-clad building in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s latest architectural wonder, the Maraya Concert Hall, has been declared as the world’s largest mirror-clad building by the Guinness World Records. The architectural feat, located 22km from the Al-Hijr archeological site, the Kingdom’s first UNESCO heritage site,
showcases a mirage effect of its surrounding environment and is now being enjoyed as part of the Al Ula region’s ‘Winter at Tantora’ festival.
Guardian Glass, the glass manufacturer behind the successful mirror cladding, developed a first-of-its-kind solution specifically for the project that had to be completed within a short period of time to be ready for the winter season’s events and performances, now hosting prominent guests and visitors from around the world. The project was completed in December 2019.
“We are proud to have been a catalyst for the Guinness World Records title for Maraya Concert Hall as the world’s largest mirror-clad building” commented Jasmin Hodzic, AME Marketing Director at Guardian Glass. “Moreover, we highly value the opportunity to support the Royal Commission of Al Ula to achieve its vision for Maraya Concert Hall and capture the essence and mystery of the Al Ula valley through the mirrored glass facade of the building.”
The 500-seat Maraya Concert Hall’s design and purpose promises to contribute significantly to Saudi Arabia’s tourism efforts to create a new heritage hub in the Middle East, following the declaration of Al Ula as among the UNESCO heritage sites in the world.
Guardian Glass locally manufactured an exterior mirror based on its UltraMirror interior glass solution, following the highest level of environmental, health and safety standards. Known for its durability, Guardian UltraMirror was already designed to withstand corrosion and stand up to chemicals and clouding.