Central City Square of Rahovec Design Competition, Kosovo. The project is funded by the Municipality of Rahovec and implemented with the technical support of UN-Habitat
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Design: Ferizi + Ferizi Architects. An office building constructed by assembling of eight used office containers that were delivered on trucks and set up after only a few hours on the basis of the LEGO principle,
The SADAR+VUGA proposal for the new Central Mosque of Pristina has been awarded the second prize, whereas no first prize has been selected.
The proposal deploys the most fundamental principle of the Islamic tradition, namely the sense of unity, to create a new city-level place of worship that is flexible enough to accommodate daily users and large Friday congregation.
The idea of making a structure somebody could enter into, and be surrounded by, is a response to the need for an artwork that would transform a public space, reviving it. The EU Pavilion idea came from the last stats regarding Kosovans readiness to Join EU (72%).
For us, 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.
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
The building is representative on a level worthy of a Central Mosque, not only by its monumental mass, but also by its contemporary architectural quality, symbolic expression of Islamic identity and tradition.
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.
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.