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Iconic Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by LYX arkitekter

LYX arkitekter has designed "Dubai Pearl" proposal for a unique modern mosque in Dubai, UAE that is inspired by Pearl and shell.

Project description by architect:

Dubai Iconic Mosque "Dubai Pearl" design was basically inspired from the Pearl and shell which was the main source of life in the old age of Dubai. The eight gates were inspired from the belief that there are 8 gates to the heaven in Islam as well as 8 angels which are holding the throne.

Iconic Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by LYX arkitekteriamge © LYX arkitekter

The minaret was emerging from the earth to vanish in the sky to for a sail shape.

The aim of this concept was to Blend the local tradition of UAE, the Islamic heritage and to reflect the modern vision of Dubai.

The local Tradition: The design was basically inspired from the Pearl and shell, as you might know that Pearl diving was once the most famous profession in the United Arab Emirates and was part of the UAE culture that dates back around 7,000 years. that’s why we formed the shape of the main envelope of the mosque as a shell carrying a big pearl which forms the dome of the mosque and act as a skylight in the daytime to illuminate the main prayer hall, while it will convert into lantern which gives a fascinating atmosphere to the Dubai Creek in the evening.

iconic mosque in Dubai inspired by pearl and shell iamge © LYX arkitekter

Iconic Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by LYX arkitekteriamge © LYX arkitekter

The Islamic Heritage: The eight gates were inspired from the belief that there are 8 gates to the heaven in Islam as well as 8 angels which are holding the throne. these eight gates arches will form the shell and will merge together to get unified in the Mihrab where the imam stands to lead the prayers.

modern mosque in Dubai iamge © LYX arkitekter

The Modern Vision of Dubai: to blend the local tradition and Islamic symbolism into a modern iconic shape was a challenge, the abstraction of the idea was the solution which we followed in this design, the form was simplified into three elements, The shell which forms the eight gates, The pearl which act as a dome and sky light, and finally the minaret which emerge from the earth to vanish into the sky creating a sail shape which conveys the peaceful message of worshiper and transform it to a spiritual icon added to the tranquility of Dubai Creek.

islamic mosque near the river iamge © LYX arkitekter

reflection of the mosque in river iamge © LYX arkitekter

The Project has a 10.000 m² built area consisting of main mosque “which can accommodate 7500 worshipers”, accommodation block, and the basement which include culture center, ablution, and parking.

modern mosque at Dubai Creek harbor iamge © LYX arkitekter

interior design of the mosque with motifs and ornamental details iamge © LYX arkitekter

Islamic mosque interior with illumination iamge © LYX arkitekter

pattern on walls inside a modern mosque iamge © LYX arkitekter

Iconic Mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by LYX arkitekteriamge © LYX arkitekter

section drawing detail presentation iamge © LYX arkitekter

structural drawing iamge © LYX arkitekter

Ground Floor PlanGround Floor Plan

First Floor PlanFirst Floor Plan  & Basement Floor Plan

Architectural section drawing Section 

 

Architecture firm: LYX arkitekter

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Built area: 10.000 m²

Tools used: Autodesk 3Ds Max, Adobe Photoshop

Project name: Dubai Iconic Mosque

Principal architect: Muein Fallaha

Design team: Imran Suhail

Collaborators: Louai Dib

Interior design: Rasha Karema

Design year: 2018

Site area: 4500 m²

Landscape: Lyx team

Civil engineer: Lyx team

Structural engineer: Lyx team

Environmental & MEP engineering: Lyx team

Lighting: Lyx team

Client: Emaar

Status: Proposal

Number of prayers:
Indoor male prayer area = 6000 prayers
Indoor female prayer area = 1500 prayers
Outdoor prayer area = 2000 prayers
Total number of prayers = 9500 prayers

Museum area = 3405 m²

Number of car parks = 460 parking


By Naser N. Ibrahim

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