IBA Parvez Abbasi Prayer Hall
Karachi, Pakistan
Built to replace an existing mosque on campus that was demolished with the implementation of the new campus master plan, the prayer hall is primarily used by Muslims for prayer but also opens its doors to people of other faiths to promote interfaith harmony. Placed at the heart of the campus, the prayer hall accommodates 175 worshippers and has a separate enclosure for women with a segregated entrance and ablution area. The building uses passive cooling techniques such as heavy foliage and a large body of water to create an oasis in the midst of the busy campus and a space for contemplation and meditation.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Karachi, Pakistan
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Events
Completed 2013
Dimensions
306 m²
Variant Names
IBA Parvez Abbasi Prayer Hall
Building Usages
prayer space
religious
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Nominee