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 neighborhood, offering an icon for the Muslim community to gather, communicate and interact.
The contemporary mosque symbolizes 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 socialize in.
Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Cristian Vivas, Samar Halloum, Staffan Svensson