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PROPOSED MOSQUE IN QATAR

1ST "TOP STORY OF THE WEEK"

WORLD ARCHITECTURE NEWS.COM

A ceremony had been planned for November 2013, under the auspices of a top dignitary from Qatar.

In honor of his expected arrival to Israel, various leadings firms - among them our office in the field of architectural design - had been invited to prepare presentations, in order to examine possible economic and cultural cooperation. 

For this purpose, we chose to develop a proposal of a unique and iconic mosque in Qatar. 

The choice of this proposal stems from the generic character of the structure, which - at the initial stage - is not dependent on a specific place, and which expresses our respect for the culture of the dignitary.

The sources of inspiration of this unique mosque draw from the symbol of Qatar: the crescent, the sword and the sail.

The silhouette of the entrance expresses the waves of the sea; the transparent qibla wall is intended to symbolize the openness and pureness of faith of the believers during prayer; while the mihrab is designed as a drop of water rising from the depths of the earth.

This design expresses the connection and harmony between Islam and the State of Qatar, weaving sophisticated and up-to-date technology with powerful symbols and ancient meaning.

Several days before the event, the dignitary cancelled his planned participation, thus the proposal was left open on the table…