KAPSARC Community Mosque
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Mosque, within a linear park at the heart of the site, is approached through outdoor courtyards aligned with Makkah. The main prayer hall, set within a reflecting pool and reached from elevated glass bridges leading to its entrances, is designed as a 75-foot-square cube sheathed in a dynamic, layered skin. Inside, wrapping its walls and ceiling is a modern interpretation of a mashrabiyya. The outermost layer of glass is separated from an inner layer of stone-clad concrete by three feet with a minaret similarly clad. At night, the glass box becomes a lantern in the landscape. The Mosque was designed to be sustainable, with LEED Platinum Certification awarded in June 2014.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Completed 2013
1,170 m²
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