Mosques all around the world are well known for the general importance to Muslims as well as for Islamic architecture and representation of Islamic culture. Although Mosque is the place where all the Muslims of the community come together and have their prayers, Mosque can also be the place of beautiful architecture that is famous all around the world.
Dubai, had plans to build a floating Mosque. A modern and daring design for a traditional function. The interior is characterized by giant funnel-shaped transparant colums that do not only support the roof, but also allow filtered light to illuminate the inner space. There would also be an open air courtyard area.
The sustainable mosque was designed by Waterstudio, a Dutch architecture firm specialized in architecture, urban planning and research related to living, working and recreation on water. And was being prepared for its client Dutch Docklands International, a Dubai-based company that also specialises in on-sea developments.
In this framework, Koen Olthuis, principal architect at Waterstudio said that the project hasn’t been dismissed and that the company is waiting for “the perfect user for this sustainable and water-cooled floating mosque”.
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