Jamia Mosque in Brierfield, Lancashire

Corian® Arches, Brierfield Building, DuPont™ Design, Product

Jamia Mosque Sultania and Education Centre

Jamia Mosque, Brierfield, Lancashire, UK – DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface

2 Oct 2013

Jamia Mosque in Brierfield

Moorish style arches in DuPont™ Corian® for a new Mosque in Lancashire

Location: Brierfield, north west Lancashire, near Burnley

October 2013 – The impressive Jamia Mosque Sultania and Education Centre in the mill town of Brierfield, Lancashire, United Kingdom, is now complete following a ten year design and build project and an investment of GBP 3.5 million from the local Muslim community. The new building, by architect Mr. Al-Samairre of Archi-Structure, Baildon, West Yorkshire, is now one of the largest mosques in Lancashire serving up to 2000 worshippers. The interior decoration honours the past by using many traditional materials while also embracing modern methods of construction and advanced, high-performance materials such as DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface.

The main prayer hall of the new Jamia Mosque Sultania in Brierfield. The ladies prayer room on the mezzanine level is separated by arches made from DuPont™ Corian® in Cocoa Brown and Arrowroot by M and L Solid Surfaces:
Jamia Mosque in Brierfield Corian Arches
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved

The new facility is dedicated to both education and worship and features eight classrooms on the lower ground floor. The spacious main prayer hall offers a ladies prayer area on a mezzanine level for which a special design solution was needed to elegantly separate and yet connect the two areas. Designer Umar Faruque of Studio Architekton, who specialises in contemporary Islamic interiors, was called in to create this feature and came up with the concept of thirty-eight decorative arches inspired by the Moorish architecture of Andalusia. The arches were designed to complement the marble sourced from Pakistan and Turkey

that features in the main hall, but for this project the designer wanted a flexible modern material that would work in harmony with the aesthetic while also being easy to fabricate and fit. The apertures of the arches are fitted with one-way mirrored glass.

Umar Faruque was familiar with the properties of DuPont™ Corian® and the creative way in which these have been applied to various projects around the world, and he was keen to explore the material’s flexibility and flawless finish for this design.

Umar chose local specialists M and L Solid Surfaces for the onsite design, fabrication and installation of the arches because, having worked with them previously, he was aware of their background in engineering and their ability to achieve the precise tolerances required for this project.

The ladies prayer room on the mezzanine level of the new Jamia Mosque Sultania in Brierfield, is separated from the main prayer hall by arches made from DuPont™ Corian® (in Cocoa Brown and Arrowroot colours):
Jamia Mosque in Brierfield Corian Arches
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved

The arches were constructed from an MDF base and the two colours of Corian® specified for the design (the deep, rich tone of Cocoa Brown and the veined mineral aesthetic of Arrow Root colour), were a 90% match to the colours of the marble in the main prayer hall.

Working with technical support from CD (UK) Ltd, distributors of DuPont™ Corian® in the UK, M and L Solid Surfaces company completed the manufacture and installation of the arches within 12 weeks, using 30 sheets of the material.

Skilled techniques used to fabricate the complex curves of the arch design included thermoforming and the seamless bonding of the two chosen colours to ensure a sleek, uniform finish throughout. The arch design is now a stand-out feature that has become one of the most distinctive and admired within the building.

Khalid Hussain, on behalf of the new mosque comments, “The Sultania Mosque build has been a huge project for the community and those involved in the construction; everyone is delighted with the final result and appreciative of such a unique building with its many artistic features, all complementing each other. The use of DuPont™ Corian® for the arches was a new but ingenious idea to us; we are pleased with how beautiful it looks, it has become one of the main talking points about the design.”

Masud Ahmed of the Brierfield Mosque continues “We were unaware that a material famous for worktops could be so adaptable and creative, and our faith in the architect and contractor has been rewarded with a quality product and design, which has been completed to a very high standard.

The work of Umar Faruque, M and L Solid Surfaces and CD UK, will be widely appreciated by our community for many years to come.”

Left: Arches made from DuPont™ Corian® (in Cocoa Brown and Arrowroot colours) separate the main prayer hall from the ladies prayer room on the mezzanine level. Right: Exterior of the new Jamia Mosque Sultania in Brierfield Arches designed by Umar Faruque of Studio Architekton. Photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved.

The main prayer hall of the new Jamia Mosque Sultania in Brierfield is separated from the ladies prayer room on the mezzanine level by arches made from DuPont™ Corian® (in Cocoa Brown and Arrowroot colours), designed by Umar Faruque of Studio Architekton:
Jamia Mosque in Brierfield Corian Arches
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved

A detail of the arches made from DuPont™ Corian® (in Cocoa Brown and Arrowroot colours) which separate the main prayer hall from the ladies prayer room on the mezzanine level. Arches designed by Umar Faruque of Studio Architekton:
Jamia Mosque in Brierfield Corian Arches
photo courtesy of CD (UK) Ltd, all rights reserved

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