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CREEK MOSQUE

CompanyRAW-NYC ARCHITECTS
Lead DesignersRAYA ANI
Design TeamDesign Director:RAYA ANI, Design Team: HAYA ALAYASSEH, SHINU K P, VINTA WAGH
ClientEmaar
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Urban Design
Entry Description

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The main element of this Iconic Mosque is the shell with its stalactite shaped geometry referencing Muquarnas (a form of ornamented vaulting in Islamic architecture). The Muquarnas’ openings are parametrically designed to generate openings in the shell to allow light in while minimizing the effect of harsh sunlight to achieve thermal comfort. The water on the west side defines and reflects the presence of the Qibla wall to the outside. 3d printed brick is considered for the main architectural elements of the mosque.