It´s a construction project full of superlatives: the world´s largest tower clock in Mecca, the holy City of Islam.

Episodes: 1 x 48′
Year: 2013
Country: Germany
Languages: Arabic, English, German

The BlueChip documentary THE MECCA CLOCK TOWER explores the engineering broakthroughs behind the development, fabrication and installation of this unique timepiece. The architecture team faces some unusual challenges: A tower not designed to support a 150-metres-high clock tower and a strict weight limit of 82.0000 tons. How do you keep the structure as light as possible? And how do you deal with the toughest logistical challenge of all – a construction site out of bound to everyone but Muslims. Time is short and the schedule is fixed. It promises to be a very, very close finish…
  • Awards: Showcase Selection Shanghai TV Festival 2014
  • The arial views were filmed with a Cineflex camera system for the first time in Mecca