Mosque at the King Abdullah Financial District by FXFOWLE Architects

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Mosque King Abdullah FXFOWLE

FXFOWLE's design for the Mosque at the King Abdullah Financial District, was inspired by a verse from the Quran that describes how God placed his throne on a vast body of water before creating the world, overlooks a reflecting pool and public plaza.

Mosque King Abdullah FXFOWLEMosque King Abdullah FXFOWLE

From the Architects:

Situated at the east end of Parcel 2.14 within the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), a mosque serves both visitors and residents. FXFOWLE's design, inspired by a verse from the Quran that describes how God placed his throne on a vast body of water before creating the world, overlooks a reflecting pool and public plaza. The structure is comprised of a white rectangular volume clad in white marble and, in contrast, the pool is lined with polished black marble. Screens of laser-cut aluminum patterned with abstract Islamic stars cover the facades. The screens are supported by a steel diagrid, a diamond shaped structural frame attached to the solid marble border.

Project: Mosque at the King Abdullah Financial District
Designed by FXFOWLE Architects
Client: Rayadah Investment Company
Area 12540 sqf/1650 sqm
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Website: www.fxfowle.com