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Architecture Development in Bangladesh: Award Winner News – design by Marina Tabassum Architect

3 Oct 2016

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Photos: AKTC / Rajesh Vora

Architect: Marina Tabassum

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3rd of October 2016 – The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced today in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

One of the 6 winning projects:

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Building in Dhaka

A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

Ventilation and the play of light make this neighbourhood mosque a refuge for spirituality.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

After a difficult life and the loss of her husband and near relatives, the client donated a part of her land for a mosque to be built. A temporary structure was erected.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

After her death, her grand-daughter, an architect, acted on her behalf as fundraiser, designer, client and builder to bring the project to completion.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

In an increasingly dense neighbourhood of Dhaka, the Mosque was raised on a plinth on a site axis creating a 13-degree angle with the qibla direction, which called for innovation in the layout.

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A cylindrical volume was inserted into a square, facilitating a rotation of the prayer hall, and forming light courts on four sides.

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The hall is a space raised on eight peripheral columns. Ancillary functions are located in spaces created by the outer square and the cylinder.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

The plinth remains vibrant throughout the day with children playing and elderly men chatting and waiting for the call to prayer.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

Funded and used by locals, and inspired by Sultanate mosque architecture, it breathes through porous brick walls, keeping the prayer hall ventilated and cool. Natural light brought in through a skylight is ample for the daytime.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

Award Cycle: 2014-2016 Cycle
Status: Recipient
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Client: Sufia Khatun
Architect: Marina Tabassum
Design: 2005-06
Size: 754m²
Completed: 2012

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Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque Dhaka Building, an Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner in 2016 information from Aga Khan Award

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner in 2016

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