Prayer Pavilion Sudan, Northeast African Building Project Design, Property Images

Emergency NGO Development in Sudan, Africa

Prayer Pavilion: Emergency NGO Khartoum design by tam associati architects

24 Mar 2010

Prayer and Meditation pavilion, Emergency NGO
Date built: 2007
Architects: tam associati

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Location: Khartoum, Sudan, north east Africa


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Prayer Pavilion Sudan

Sudan is a country that over the past two decades has been plagued by numerous inter-ethnic wars, but especially inter-religious. When we found ourselves having to think of a place that hosts the prayer, as is customary done in any place of care, we have had to deal with this difficult dilemma: to think a space that could accommodate the complex spiritual and lodges in this country.

The choice was to not focus on any form of worship but to create a space capable of hosting the prayer and meditation for all faiths. We had, of course, to deal with the Muslim religion is the faith professed by the majority of the Sudanese and the rules imposed by this cult (washing, separation of men women) but we have dropped these rules in a neutral context that made them dominant. The thing was made possible by hiding all the symbols and religious elements that could be traced to a single religion.

Prayer Pavilion Khartoum – Building Information

Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Date: 2007
Commission: Emergency NGO non-profit organization.
Area: 64 sqm
Volume: 210 cubic m
Design group: Chairman: Peter Parrino (Emergency). Architectural project: Study tamassociated

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Photographs: Marcello Bonfanti

Prayer Pavilion Sudan images / information from tam associati architects, Italy

Location: Khartoum, Sudan, northeastern Africa

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