• Concept Diagram
  • Design Evolution
  • Site Plan
  • Ground Floor Plan
  • Section through the Main Prayer Hall
  • Section through the Minaret
  • Ablution Section Detail
  • Aerial View
  • Main Prayer Hall View
  • Lower Male Prayer Hall View
  • Lower Male Ablution Space
  • Female Prayer Hall Hallway
  • Ground Floor Ablution Space
  • Multi-Purpose Space
  • Model
  • Model

Revelation Mosque

Abu Dhabi, UAE
2017

The Revelation Mosque is an accumulation of a design process to serve community’s needs and an exploration of cultural themes. It is an urban space that forms the heart of the neighbourhood, offering an icon for the Muslim community to gather, communicate and interact.

The contemporary mosque symbolises Islamic monotheism and Muslim unity. The design embodies several cultural influences as it is inspired by the moment of the Quran’s revelation. The concept creates a spiritual journey that takes the worshipers from their chaotic daily life to a serene atmosphere that immerses the worshipers. Inspired by Jabal Al Noor, the mountain that contains the cave where the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed PBUH. The mosque juxtaposes the monolithic and totemic presence with spiritual illumination.

Understanding the site context sheds light on the need for an urban breathing space within a very dense residential surroundings. As a result, the holistic design of the site and the mosque makes it operate at the scale of the city, the surroundings, and the individuals. This urban void attracts not only Muslims but the greater public who come from different backgrounds to interact and socialise in.

Design Team 

Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Cristian Vivas, Marija Krsmanovic, Piyush Bajpai, Yazeed Obeid, Samar Halloum, Abdullah Bashir, Nazish Khushrudin, Mena Al Samarrai, Staffan Svensson

Client 
Aldar Properties
Program‎ 
Mosque
Built up Area‎ 
2517.80 sqm
Scope‎ 
Architecture
Status‎ 
Ongoing