Religious Centre
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
On a parcel of land that contains a historic Muslim graveyard, near the city of Pijelo Polje, the central mortuary is the first of its kind to be built since the Second World War, and provides a purpose built space in which to perform funerary rites required under Muslim tradition, which were previously being carried out in crowded conditions in the city’s high rise apartment buildings. The interior takes as its inspiration traditional Bosnian domestic architecture, since funerary rituals historically took place at home. The exterior with its sculptural forms reflects the building’s spiritual component, and is designed to integrate the building well with the historic cemetery surrounding it.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
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