Al Warqa’a Mosque

Clientibda design
LocationDubai, UAE
ServiceSpatial Design
Installed in2016

In collaboration with ibda design.

Pattern Making.

A revisit of traditional Arabesque elements and notions. We designed a pattern that also has 3 levels of depth that represents an abstraction of the three basic stances of the praying ritual.

Contemporary Architecture and Arabesque.

This mosque, designed by ibda design, has a distinctive architectural design language that has a fluid interplay between the building mass and elements of nature; such as wind, sound, light, and landscape.

Photo by Sadao Hotta © ibda design
Photo by Sadao Hotta © ibda design
Photo by Sadao Hotta © ibda design
Photo by Sadao Hotta © ibda design

Rows.

Why only create odd/even rows to delineate where worshipers should stand? We designed a pattern that worked in multiples of 3 shades of colour.

Photo by Sadao Hotta © ibda design

Verses.

Working with an Arabic calligrapher, Quranic verses were designed to animate the walls throughout the Mosque.

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