mantle: mosque in UAE
jul 18, 2010
mantle: mosque in UAE

‘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.




program arrangement

floor plans

facade treatment


model detail

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