we design a spiritual dream into reality
the focus of the proposal is simple: the layout of the courtyards and public space can accommodate up to 7,500 worshippers internally, has an accessible roof with a capacity to take 2,000 worshippers and up to 5000 in the plaza performing their prayers, the functions of a mosque is simplified to its fundamental needs which is providing a fully spiritual praying hall in the GF and FF with extension on the roof connected with the open plaza outside (to extends the place of worship into the city) with a central core contain the rest of services spaces like ablutions , vertical circulation elements, Library, security, media room…etc. the design provides by this way the best solution for internal and external circulation by having a short distance between praying area and services area and no contraction in order to increase the level of spirituality which one from our main focus points in the design.
it is a privilege to contribute to the ambitious rejuvenation in this sensitive new development in Dubai with a careful and considerate holistic master plan, and perhaps most importantly – religious tolerance is one of our greatest challenges today – politically, culturally and even urbanistically.
with the construction of the new Emaar mosque , we focused to have a design harmony and connectivity between one from the greatest icons in this area which is Creek Tower and the mosque , by extend the continuity for the freedom of design and the elegant of form from one hand , and extend the tower main access and the central axes into our design.
utilizing the two intersecting axes – the area redial grid as an extension for the tower design crossed with the orientation of Mecca – the form of the buildings are sculpted to send the message of unity out of the free strips which surround the mosque. the building is a circular shape so u receive the feeling of Containment.
It is known that prayer and all other acts of worship do not have their blessed effects in
the same person except by their permanence, because they are the nourishment of the heart and soul, getting together five times a day as instructed or every Friday for the afternoon where the Imam presents lectures not only on religious matters, contemporary matters and better ways to live in harmony with religious and contemporary concerns; It is the communal gathering of people that demanded for a large hall to pray and communicate with each other afterward.
The facade of the buildings feature vertical parallel solid louvers rotated with angles makes prayer see only the sky in any zone in the mosque and it opens more in the direction of Mecca in a magnificent lighten effect facing the prayers and you can see the water features which is reflecting the sky as well.
The design of the mosque comes through the understanding of the Holy Quran and its meanings, the Islamic message goals, and the praying value, to translate this spiritual values in the three-dimensional shapes and spaces, The design come out of a list of magnificent values and meaning will describe as the followings keywords:
1- The water
( وجعلنا من الماء كل شئ حي افلا يؤمنون )
(And made us of water all things alive, but they believe)
water causes the life of every living thing in the earth, science has proven that water is the important component in the composition of the cell substance, the building unit of each living organism or plant; the word water was mentioned in the Qur’an 63 times and often in the sense of grace. As for the water of great importance, God has warned the Almighty to know this blessing and perform its thanks.
Water occupied a prominent place in the Arab-Islamic culture, especially in the literary expression, where there is a lot of poetry and prose about the seas, rivers, clouds, rain and various water habitats, with praise from the fresh.
Like their predecessors in other civilizations, Muslims have been building cities and erecting cities, close to valleys and water springs, and wells and springs abound and tell now we see here in Dubai how we are digging the desert to extend the water channels to attach to this powerful source of like.
The mosque mass is surrounded with a water surface to ensure the concept of having a live building all the time.
اً فمن شاء فليؤمن ومن شاء فليكفر »
Islam has respected the human mind and freedom. Islam has presented its clear evidence on the question of faith in God and its prophets, messengers, and legislation. He has addressed in man his mind, which is a means of understanding the facts and distinguishing between reality and mirage and wrong and right.
After asking the person to ask himself for what he believes, left him the freedom of faith and choice has shown him the ways that should be followed by the ways that should be left and is free in what he wants and then choose as God said:
“Whoever wishes, let him believe,
the free-form strips which surround the mosque and the circular shape of the building provide the feeling of Containment
3- The light
اللَُّ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالَْرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَ شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَ غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ﴿
(نُورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَُّ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَُّ الَْمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَُّ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ ) 35
Imam Ibn Abbas, says: The God is The light of the righteous, who guides his guidance from whom he wishes and shows him the right and inspired by his followers, the light is the light of the hearts of the true unity and the light of the secrets of lovers with his support, we always search for the light and , and we use this spiritual factor to enlighten the worshipers hearts.
﴾ عَلَى صَلَتِهِمْ دَائِمُونَ ﴿
It is known that prayer and all other acts of worship do not have their blessed effects in the same person except by their permanence, because they are the nourishment of the heart and soul, getting together five times a day as instructed or every Friday for the afternoon where the Imam presents lectures not only on religious matters, contemporary matters
and better ways to live in harmony with religious and contemporary concerns; It is the communal gathering of people that demanded for a large hall to pray and communicate with each other afterward. the facade of the buildings feature a vertical parallel solid louvers rotated with angles makes prayer see only the sky ( 4. to be connected) in any zone in the mosque and it opens more in the direction of Mecca in a magnificent lighten effect ( 3.The light) facing the prayers and you can see the water features which is reflecting the sky as well. windows which reference Islamic mashrabiya screens, and provide shading and privacy while maintaining a level of transparency. the light qualities of the mosque will change throughout the day as the light washes over the curved surfaces. 5.The Unity
﴾ واعتصموا بحبل الله جميعاً ولا تفرقوا واعتصموا بحبل الله جميعاً ولا تفرقوا ﴿
The designer adopted the basic elements of the mosque in the Islamic style, but the concept of interconnection among the worshipers. Come to express the idea of communication between the worshipers and there is a series of individuals, The domes and galleries are connected in a single mass.
the form of the buildings is sculpted to send the message of unity out of the free strips which surround the mosque. the building i a circular shape so u receive the feeling of Containment.