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Msheireb Mosque, Doha

The design of the Msheireb Mosque fuses Modernist ideas with an historically familiar arrangement of Islamic volumes, spaces and thresholds. The scheme uses local stone, craft techniques and interpretive details. Our concept has evolved from the traditional Qatari mosque and follows the principles of simplicity, functionality and spirituality, combined with a modern interpretation of materiality and order. A key challenge of the design was ensuring that the entrances to the Mosque and the interior spaces once inside, were able to be accessed separately by men and women, in accordance with Islamic customs.

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  • Sector

    Doha, Culture

  • Location

    Doha, Qatar

  • Description

    -

  • Client

    Msheireb Properties

  • Size

    1,400 sqm

  • Cost

    Confidential

  • Team

    John McAslan + Partners, Architect
    TiME Qatar, Project Manager
    Burton Studio, Landscape Architect
    Arup, AECOM and Allies Morrison, Executive Masterplan Development Consultants
    Rider Levett Bucknall, Executive Cost Consultant
    Arab Engineering Bureau, Executive Architect and Multidisciplinary Engineers
    Arab Engineering Bureau, Quantity Surveyor
    GIA Equation, Lighting Designer
    ADA Gulf, Acoustic Consultant

  • Status

    2016

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