Assyafaah Mosque is an attempt to create a distinctively modern mosque as an alternative to the Middle Eastern model, with its dome, arches and ornate minarets. The inspiration for the building is the universally recognisable Muslim art form of the arabesque, which is used on aluminium screens to create shadows, as well as on floor tiles and carpets. The mosque provides a naturally ventilated main prayer hall for 730 people - with a four-storey-high canted 'mihrab' wall - a female prayer gallery, 16 classrooms, ablution areas, administrative offices and a car park.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 900 m²; combined floor area: 3,490 m²; total site area: 2,500 m²