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A world-wide unique facade made of LUCEM Light Transmitting Concrete in Abu Dhabi, UAE by LUCEM Lichtbeton

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: LUCEM Lichtbeton

Every Facade Panels is unique:
Projecting Letters become a fascinating Lighting Show at night

Due to its rapid Growth the Arabic Emirate of Abu Dhabi is considered to be among the most modern cities of the world. Its impressive high-rise towers and architectural distinctive buildings with the generously expanded roads and highways characterize the cityscape. Part of such buildings are a large number of newly constructed magnificent Mosques such as for example the Al Aziz Mosque which has been opened with the beginning of Ramadan 2015 on the Al Reem Island. Architect of this project is the reputable APG Architecture and Planning Group who is responsible for many prominent projects in UAE and in the arabic World. With this new Mosque APG has introduced innovative and new ideas and concepts with the use of Light Transmitting Concrete technology for the construction of unique and distinguished Facades. The Al Aziz Mosque Project was provided with worldwide unique and impressive Facade elements that were designed, produced and installed by LUCEM Lichtbeton.

Image Courtesy © LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy © LUCEM Lichtbeton

  • Architects: LUCEM Lichtbeton
  • Project: A world-wide unique facade made of LUCEM Light Transmitting Concrete
  • Location:  Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Client: HAMG, Hasan Abdullah Mohammed Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Architect and Consultant: APG Architecture and Planning Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Idea of illuminated Calligraphy: APG/Abu Dhabi, ALD/Germany, LUCEM/Germany
  • General Contractor: ARABTEC, Dubai
  • Installation: SALAM Enterprises, Dubai / LUCEM, Germany
  • Panel Dimensions: 1800 mm x 1400 mm and 3600 mm x 1400 mm
  • Panel Thickness: 40 mm plus 30 mm protruding Arabic Letters
  • Façade: Total Area: 515 m2
  • Lighting Technique: Water proof light modules type OSRAM „Back-LED plus” IP 66 with individually developed  LUCEM Maintenance System
  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Opening Date: Ramadan 2015 (18. Juni 2015)


AL-ANSAR MOSQUE in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Article source: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

The Al-Ansar Mosque prides itself as a community mosque located along Green Link, between Bedok Reservoir and East Coast Park. The design of the mosque is focused on creating an open and inclusive atmosphere, which is inviting to worshippers and the community at large.

Image Courtesy © Bai Jiwen

Image Courtesy © Bai Jiwen

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Project: AL-ANSAR MOSQUE
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Bai Jiwen
  • Director Kurjanto Slamet
  • Completion 2015


TRAD Japanese Mosque in Cikarang, Indonesia by Delution Architect

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: Delution Architect

The office that consists of five companies have a Square Warm Beige character, where the Clients who have all five of the companies is keen to have the feel of a warm office with White-Beige element blend combined with white warm lamps. The architect proposed a squaring concept by implementing many decorative square elements in all sides of interior, i.e. in the Employee partition, ceiling lights, glass sandblast walls and a few wall elements, but still using the white-beige tone. The second floor has 3 GM rooms and some employee rooms of the 5 companies. The GM room is bordered by frames with modular Squares applied by white aluminum frames covered by sandblast sticker with module boxes. GM has his own area but not too closed and he will still be able to monitor the work of his subordinates.

Image Courtesy © Anand Rambey

Image Courtesy © Anand Rambey

  • Architects: Delution Architect
  • Project: TRAD Japanese Mosque
  • Location: Cikarang, Indonesia
  • Photography: Anand Rambey
  • Client: PT TRAD Indonesia
  • Principal Architect: Muhammad Egha ST
  • Project Architect: Muhammad Egha ST, Dini Cahya Indah Putri
  • Project Area: 180m2
  • Project Year: 2013


Qods Mosque renovation concept in Tehran, Iran by Arash G Tehrani Architrure

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Article source: Arash G Tehrani Architrure

Not like the different forms that we know from churches, or temples; and the reformed morph of these buildings which allow a concrete cube with a cross to be well accepted as a church; not many changes in the form of “mosques” are accepted, specially in central Muslim regions. However many practitioners found no reference of any specific formula for mosque architecture in religious texts, not only the people still recognize a mosque with a traditional architecture and also a dome and minaret, some non-traditional practices showed unpleasant reactions. This project is a practice of Attribute-oriented Architecture to design a mosque with new day architecture, but also to have the spirit of the known one. The architect did not remove the functional elements, but the designed mosque is the decoded aspect of a traditional mosque, and its meanings.

East side of the façade - View from khovardin St., Image Courtesy © Arash G Tehrani

East side of the façade – View from khovardin St., Image Courtesy © Arash G Tehrani

  • Architects: Arash G Tehrani Architrure
  • Project: Qods Mosque renovation concept
  • Location: Darya Blv. Tehran, Iran
  • Project Team: NaghshUrang Pars Consulting Engineers.
  • Date: 2011
  • Type: Religious
  • Status: Concept proposal
  • Client: Tehran Municipality, region 2.
  • Arch Visualizer: PooriaAbasi


The Marseille Grand Mosque in Marseille, France by Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: v2com

Our project integrates into its surroundings by respecting the urban fabric and existing buildings listed on the register of historic monuments. The use of the same type of stone, the preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments all give the building an almost discreet character.

At the same time, the project establishes a strong identity, with the prayer hall and minaret recessed from the street.

The minaret and prayer hall are clad in white stone, symbolizing purity.

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée


Mosque UAE in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by WEYELL BERNER ARCHITEKTEN

Saturday, June 7th, 2014


`Enclosed space, defined by walls, arcades and moulds is the most important element of Islamic architecture` (Yaqub Zaki)

An open welcoming place

Open to all cardinal directions, the building and its internal arrangement of spaces aim to welcome and host people. It is configured as an all day municipal institution for public, religious, educational and social facilities. The chosen radial liturgy adopts the equipoise of traditional Islamic architecture.

Image Courtesy © Weyell Berner Architekten, Zürich

Image Courtesy © Weyell Berner Architekten, Zürich


Central Mosque of Pristina Competition in Republic of Kosovo by SADAR + VUGA

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: SADAR + VUGA

The SADAR+VUGA proposal for the new Central Mosque of Pristina has been awarded the second prize, whereas no first prize has been selected. Following the jury’s invitation we have developed the design proposal further for final jury’s selection of the design that will go into a design implementation phase.

Image Courtesy © SADAR + VUGA

  • Architects: SADAR + VUGA
  • Project: Central Mosque of Pristina Competition
  • Location: Dardania, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
  • Type: religious, cultural and educational center
  • Source: open international competition
  • Client: The Islamic Community of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Site area: 8.103 m2
  • Total floor area: 41.803 m2
  • Structure: concrete, steelwork
  • Cladding: artificial stone plates, aluminium shingles
  • Program: mosque (number of male prayers 4.103, number of female prayer 2.543), social education center, shopping center, conference hall

Central Mosque in Prishtina, Kosovo by Dürig AG

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: Dürig AG


The project for the new mosque in Prishtina takes the interplay of the single religious believer and the community of believers as the starting point for its design. The mosque is a place for worship for the Islamic community, where the single believing individual meets within the community for the common worship and praying which thus becomes an expression of the ceremonial act within the community.

Image Courtesy © Dürig AG

  • Architects: Dürig AG
  • Project: Central Mosque
  • Location: Prishtina, Kosovo

Prayer Hall – IBC Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland by Filter Architecture

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Filter Architecture

Interior is located inside former industrial building. The project was commissioned by Muslim community of Bosnian immigrants, permanently residing in Zurich/Switzerland. Design is steered by a notion that conventional form of sacral spaces has an important symbolic function related to collective memory.

Image Courtesy Filter Architecture

  • Architects: Filter Architecture
  • Project: Prayer Hall – IBC Zurich
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Client: 
IBC Zurich

  • Type: 
interior architecture
  • year: 
  • status: 
  • Net Area: 240 m2
  • Costs: Estimated 360000 CHF


Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry in Kosovo by Maden Group

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Maden Group

The study starts from the first religious needs and the study of the earliest mosques architecture in Kosovo and in other countries to convey tradition through contemporary architecture. Our objective was to combine in the best mode architecture and religious rules.

Image Courtesy Maden GROUP

  • Architects: Maden Group
  • Project: Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry
  • Location: Pristina, Kosovo
  • Software used: Modeled in Archicad, rendered in Maxwell, and post-produced the renders in Photoshop and Lightroom. Diagrams and other graphics were made in CorelDraw and Illustrator.


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