‘mantle’ mosque by daniel andersson and christiane flügel
all images courtesy of daniel andersson, christiane flügel and via traffic
‘mantle’ by freelance architects daniel andersson (finland) and christiane flügel (germany)
is a shortlisted competition entry for the ‘design as reform’ competition organized by dubai-based
design collective traffic. the architecture category of the multi-disciplinary competition called
for the design of a new, contemporary mosque.
the focus of the proposal is simple: the functions of a mosque is simplified to its fundamental
needs and compacted in to a vertical volume. the design provides a space for more lively
public programs such as a market at the entry level, while the uppermost floor is the minaret
where the call to prayer is traditionally called out from. the levels in between hosts a gradient
of programs such as a library, interior garden, ablution, and prayer levels.