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Mosque Architecture : Islamic Buildings

Major Contemporary Religious Architectural Projects from around the world

post updated 20 February 2024

Mosque building designs

Mosque Buildings

This page lists the principal Mosque designs across the globe.

We aim to select contemporary and traditional Mosque buildings + Islamic designs that are either of top quality or interesting or ideally both. We cover completed Mosque buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and Islamic design competitions. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Mosque Building News

Islamic Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

19 April 2022
Mosque Building in Mardin, Mardin, Anatolia, southeast Turkey
Design: medmim architecture
Mosque Building in Mardin, southeast Turkey
image courtesy of architects practice
Mosque Building in Mardin
In the design, it is aimed to express the structural elements that reflect the architectural character of Mardin city such as terracing, use of semi-open space, portico solutions, and create solutions compatible with topography and climate in a modern architectural language. The mosque mass is placed on the south line, which is the highest point of the land, and the service areas, lodging and other areas of the mosque are placed on the terraces at lower elevations formed gradually.

14 October 2021
Cambridge Central Mosque, Cambridgeshire, southeast England, UK
Design: Marks Barfield Architects
Cambridge Mosque Romsey Building
photo : Morley von Sternberg
Cambridge Central Mosque
The urban intervention of inserting a mosque capable of welcoming 1000 worshipers within a low rise, residential neighbourhood, without dominating it, is masterful. Its presence is clear but modest, considering the size of the mosque relative to the two storey terrace houses around it.

28 October 2021
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition Design by AIDIA STUDIO, Lancashire, northwest England, UK
Design: AIDIA STUDIOPreston Mosque Design by AIDIA STUDIO
image courtesy of architects practice
Preston Mosque Architecture Competition Design by AIDIA STUDIO
The task of designing a place of worship, regardless of the faith, is a phenomenal challenge for any architect. For AIDIA STUDIO as a team, this endeavour triggered a deep and lengthy journey into the history of humanity, the evolution of religion, the rise of Islam, its proliferation around the world along with the vast examples of architectural expressions that have enriched our towns and cities.

21 September 2021
Mosque of the Late Mohamed Abdulkhaliq Gargash, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
Design: Dabbagh Architects
Mosque of the Late Mohamed Abdulkhaliq Gargash, Dubai
photo courtesy of architects office
Mosque of the Late Mohamed Abdulkhaliq Gargash in Dubai
A contemporary place of worship quietly masterful in its use of form, materiality and controlled natural lighting to create a sense of calm and spiritual connection. A pared down form that eschews traditional Islamic typology, with a design narrative to transition the worshipper from the outer everyday world to an inner spiritual experience.

9 Jun 2017
AlJabri Mosque in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia
Design: Schiattarella Associati architects
AlJabri Mosque in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia |
image from architects
AlJabri Mosque Building in Ha’il

2 Mar 2016
WTC Mosque, World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Design: AL_A architects
WTC Mosque
image from architect
WTC Mosque in Abu Dhabi
London-based architecture practice AL_A has won an invited competition to design a new mosque in Abu Dhabi. The Mosque is part of the World Trade Center developed by Aldar Properties, one of the largest developers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

2 Oct 2013
Jamia Mosque, Lancashire, Northwest England, UK
Jamia Mosque in Brierfield
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved
Jamia Mosque
The Jamia Mosque Sultania and Education Centre is now complete following a ten year design and build project and an investment of £3.5 m from the local Muslim community. The new building is now one of the largest mosques in Lancashire.

22 Apr 2013
Mosque of Prishtina Design, Kosovo, southeast Europe
Design: Gezim Pacarizi + Arber Sadiku
Mosque of Prishtina Building
image from architect
Mosque of Prishtina Design
Typical mosque elements like the dome, minaret, portico are incrusted in our collective memory as the expression of the Islamic religious building. We used all those elements; we redefined them again, and assembled them in the new way, coherent to our contemporary expression and aspirations. The mosque of Prishtina will be the building the people of Kosovo will identify with.

22 Apr 2013
Central Mosque Competition Entry, Prishtina, Kosovo
Design: atelier V
Central Mosque of Prishtina Building
image from architect firm
Central Mosque Competition Entry
For the architects, the design solution for The Central Mosque of Prishtina has as its foundation the notion that Prishtina is a bridge between the East and The West. It could not be a entirely eastern mosque because of Prishtina’s various Western influences, nor could it be a structure modeled after the latest Western trends in design as Prishtina has strong roots in Islamic Culture and history, primarily an Eastern phenomenon.

19 Apr 2013
Prishtina Central Mosque Competition design
Design: architects team from Podgorica / Montenegro
Central Mosque Building Design
images from architect studio
Prishtina Central Mosque Competition
Islam is the main religion in Prishtina and Kosovo. This is the reason why the Central Mosque has to be a building-landmark in the city of Prishtina and should dominate and get involved in its urban context.

18 Apr 2013
Central Mosque of Pristina, Kosovo
Design: Taller 301
Central Mosque of Pristina Kosovo
image from architect
Central Mosque of Pristina
Kosovo is a country rich in tradition and has had to confront tough issues in recent years. Now, it is a good time to look back, and to see the way forward. The main idea is to re-interpret the elements that constitute the Mosque, without pushing the limits of the already established principles of Islamic Architecture.

18 Apr 2013
Grand Mosque of Prishtina, Kosovo, Southeast Europe
Design: various architects
Prishtina religious architecture
image from architect
Prishtina Mosque Building
The new Central Mosque occupies a strategic position within the extended urban centre of Prishtina. The main urban road limits two distinct, modern parts of the city here while buildings of outstanding scale and importance are aligned along this mayor car traffic route, which also forms the eastern limit of the project site.

10 Jan 2012
Sancaklar Mosque, Buyuk Cekmece, near Istanbul, western Turkey
Design: EAA-Emre Arolat Architects
Sancaklar Mosque Building
image from architects office
Sancaklar Mosque Building
Sancaklar Mosque located in Buyuk Cekmece, a suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Istanbul, aims to address the fundamental issues of designing a mosque by distancing itself from the current architectural discussions based on form and focusing solely on the essence of religious space.

Recent Mosque Building Designs

28 Nov 2011
Cambridge Mosque, England, UK
Design: Marks Barfield Architects
Cambridge Mosque Building
image from architects practice
Cambridge Mosque Building

4 May 2011
Mosque / Islamic Centre / Museum of Religious Harmony, Albania
BIG, Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold, Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management
Mosque Building Albania
picture from architect
Cultural Centre Albania

9 Aug 2010
Yesil Vadi Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Adnan Kazmaoglu MAM ARC
Yesil Vadi Istanbul
photograph : Engin Gercek
Yesil Vadi Mosque Building
The circle form represents the universe and infinity (The symbol of infinity is formed by twisting a circle!). At the same time circle is the symbol of unity.
Centric planned Ottoman mosques are circularized, permitted by extent of construction. In the design process of Yesil Vadi Mosque circle is used as the main form in two-dimension and three-dimension.

Mosque Architecture

Key Islamic Buildings, alphabetical:

Abbey Mills, east London, England, UK
Mangera Yvars Architects
Abbey Mills London Mosque: West Ham Markaz building
design image from architect
Abbey Mills Building

Hackney Mosque, east London, England, UK
Hackney Mosque Building
design image from architect
Hackney Mosque Building

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Date built: 2008
Interior architect: Spatium
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, UAE
photograph : Speirs and Major Associates
Abu Dhabi Mosque Building

More Islamic Architecture Designs online soon

Central Mosque, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date built: 1998
Architect: Basil Bayati
Central Mosque Building
picture © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh Mosque Building

Religious Buildings

Kalundborg Kirke, Denmark

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Mosque ArchitectureIslamic Buildings page welcome.