Mosque of Prishtina, Kosovo Religious Building, Kosovan Architecture Competition, Architect
Mosque of Prishtina, Kosovo
Kosovan Religious Building Competition – design by Gezim Pacarizi + Arber Sadiku
22 Apr 2013
Mosque of Prishtina Competition Entry
Design: Gezim Pacarizi + Arber Sadiku
Location: Prishtina, Kosovo
To release the maximum available space for the outside gatherings and meeting we have placed the Mosque above the ground level. The gained open court “Hayat” surface, plays the role of the traditional portico space, which is important transitional space between the city and the praying hall itself. This space is large enough to enable the gatherings for the particular Muslim celebrations. The several stairs and elevators “towers” connect the “Hayat” level with the praying hall, two eastern “towers” for the women and two northern “towers” with the Monumental stairs for the men.
The praying hall is unique circular space covered with 55m diameter dome, which culminates at 39m above the Boulevard. 3 mezzanine levels (Mahfils) develops inside the dome space. Light from above accentuates the religious feeling of this space. This central space is surrounded by servants spaces, entrance hall, library and the Small praying hall. This provides absolute silence for the praying hall.
The portico surface is accentuated by the circular openings which brings the light in the lower levels. One secondary court, in the east-south corner, leads to the various secondary functions of the Islamic community Centre, like the conference hall, school, restaurant, administration etc.
The multifunctional building, the base for the mosque, sits above three levels of underground parking. Two first levels are office retail space, while the third level is shopping centre with the bazaar typology. This programme is organised carefully with independent accesses and no confusion with the basic mosque spaces.
Mosque of Prishtina Entry – Building Information
Architects: Gezim Pacarizi & Arber Sadiku
The cost estimation for the Mosque and the side programme is 21.5 million euro.
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