Architecture

Mosquee Al Ain

Location: Al Ain, AE
Client: AWPR, Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort
Area Gros: 4.520 m²
Building Costs: n.s.
Assignment: 2009


Spiraling planes of the roof defy gravity and allow diffused day light to flood the prayer hall.

A spiral of vertical planes creates amazing skylight configurations characterizes this 300 worshiper mosque.

Emerging from the precinct’s horizontal roof, the minaret’s narrow spiraling walls contrast the prayer hall’s broad spiraling walls.

Inserted within a courtyard the mosque is surrounded by a public space which integrates communal facilities and its surrounding landscape making thus the complex as the pivot of the 250 dwelling development.