Designing a mosque entails very specific challenges for Ecotech architectural and engineering teams: the strict and detailed requirements for the typology were established centuries ago and remain paramount in creating a place of worship for Muslims. Consequently, these buildings have long been associated with conservative styles employing well-recognized traditional forms and aesthetic details.
Even so, Ecotech architects have set out to prove that it is possible to design a modern mosque that speaks to the younger Islamic generation while respecting those age-old traditions. The volumes are drawn together to form a large central space under an undulating ceiling, with a circular pool in the central court acting as a reflective focal point.
The walls and ceiling are pierced by a constellation of windows and skylights that throw light across the interior. The domed forms and minimalist detailing form an abstract interpretation of traditional Arabic architecture. The building’s architectural language is carried across to the mosque’s very modern minaret, comprising two intersecting fins and a loudspeaker that announces prayer time.
As a full-service architectural firm, Ecotech offers architectural services to fit your commercial, mix-use and residential project needs. Our support covers all phases of a project whether for master planning, new construction, additions, or renovations.
- Project: Al-Amin Mosque
- Category: Public Realm
- Client: Shammo Group