Green, happy residences: a delicate balance


German architect Tobias Lindemann, who is best known for creating futuristic zero-energy houses, is currently involved in the development of the Khandamah Mountain project in Makkah, which he won through an international planning competition. The 91-hectare smart city mega project will accommodate around 160,000 people with its hotels, residences and malls alongside parks and open spaces.

“With our smart city developments in Saudi Arabia, we started in the early design stage to implement guidelines and manuals to create emission-free and electrified, intelligent urban planning and plus-energy buildings. Our intention is to build the greenest buildings in the Middle East,” says Lindemann, who is the founder of the White Sky Group, which merged into Lindemann Group.

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