World reacts to Turkey reconverting Hagia Sophia into a mosque: the former patriarchal basilica was converted into a museum by the Republic of Turkey in 1935. Byzantine architecture for the Eastern Orthodox Church: largest cathedral in the world for almost a thousand years.
Arber Sadiki’s design approach for Tupalla Mosque was to create comfortable functional and spiritual space for the small Albanian Islamic community with a minimal financial cost.
Da Chang Muslim Cultural Center building, China, design by Hejingtang Studio: the building subtly interprets spatial structures of mosque with new materials and technologies, using elegant curves.
RIBA Award for this building design by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, Turkey: a privately-funded mosque built on the outskirts of Istanbul, an uplifting reimagining of a mosque, featuring an unorthodox, contemporary design, and an interior layout which reconceptualises liturgical conventions.
The project of the new AlJabri Mosque in the city of Ha’il, in Saudi Arabia, by Schiattarella Associati architects, was awarded the title of “Iconic Awards 2017- Winner” in the Concept Category.
The Ministry of Public Works of UAE has invited selected consultants for Ras Al Khaimah Islamic Center Architectural competition. Ras Al Khaimah is considered the state Mosque of the Emirates.
Design: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co). This mosque has been designed to be a religious and urban landmark playing a key role within the rural community. The privileged setting signifies unity and centrality, reflecting the role played by Islam in everyday life.
Architect: Architectural Design & Research Institute of Scut. This is a poetic sanctuary that shows people both the Islamic culture and vision for a better life.
Design: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée. Architecture integrated into its surroundings – respecting urban fabric and existing historic buildings. The building has a discreet character through use of the same type of stone, preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments.
Architect: Marina Tabassum
A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light. Ventilation and the play of light make this neighbourhood mosque a refuge for spirituality. After a difficult life and the loss of her husband and near relatives, the client donated a part of her land for a mosque to be built. A temporary structure was erected.
Design: L.E.FT, Architects. This building occupies a renovated cross-vaulted space, adding a veiled steel structure and a plaza in front. The slender minaret is formed of thinly-sliced steel plates, linked horizontally through a canopy to a curved entry wall.
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.
Design: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. The design of the mosque is focused on creating an open and inclusive atmosphere, which is inviting to worshippers and the community at large.
Design: APG Architecture and Planning Group. The whole facade comprises the 99 different names of Allah distributed on different elevations of the mosque in accordance with strict instruction of the holy Quran.
Aberdeen Mosque building, new religious project in North East Scotland – design by Makespace Architects, the newest and largest mosque in Aberdeen, the ‘oil capital of Europe’. It received planning permission in September 2013.