Friday Mosque

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This is a neighbourhood place of worship on a compact site at the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha. It typifies Msheireb’s culturally-grounded predisposition by bringing together the three customary components of a traditional mosque – Saham (courtyard), Liwan (a plain hall) and Minara (the minaret) – with a modest architectural language that nods to both the contemporary and historic. As any good building in a city should, it also plays an urban function. Its eastern colonnade provides a shaded route off one of Msheireb’s major squares and its northern side frames a small garden.

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The Minara, or Minaret, marks the mosque's presence

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Context

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A modest palate of materials is used including Omani-sourced stone

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Benches and street furniture provide a place for congregants to rest

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The entry hall where congregants gather before entering the prayer hall

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The Mihrab, arranged in the direction of Mecca, is the focal point of the prayer hall

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Detail of shaded screen, made of hand-crafted crescents in balsam wood

City
Doha, Qatar
Use
Culture
Client
Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation
Status
Completed
Size
1,560 sqm
Environmental credentials
LEED Gold
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Executive Architect: Burns and McDonnell
Landscape: Burton Studio
Structure: Burns and McDonnell
Services: Henderson Engineers
Cost: Davis Langdon
Sustainability: Vertegy
Lighting: Derek Porter Studio