Sancaklar Mosque – Buyuk Cekmece Building, Turkey

RIBA Award for this building design by EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, Turkey: a privately-funded mosque built on the outskirts of Istanbul, an uplifting reimagining of a mosque, featuring an unorthodox, contemporary design, and an interior layout which reconceptualises liturgical conventions.

Islamic Centre in Ras Al Kaimah UAE building design

Islamic Centre in Ras Al Kaimah

The Ministry of Public Works of UAE has invited selected consultants for Ras Al Khaimah Islamic Center Architectural competition. Ras Al Khaimah is considered the state Mosque of the Emirates.

Mahmud Gabadu Mosque

Mahmud Qabadu Mosque in Djedeida

Design: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co). This mosque has been designed to be a religious and urban landmark playing a key role within the rural community. The privileged setting signifies unity and centrality, reflecting the role played by Islam in everyday life.

Marseille Grand Mosque Building

Marseille Grand Mosque Building

Design: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée. Architecture integrated into its surroundings – respecting urban fabric and existing historic buildings. The building has a discreet character through use of the same type of stone, preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments.

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka Building

Architect: Marina Tabassum

A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light. Ventilation and the play of light make this neighbourhood mosque a refuge for spirituality. 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.

Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque in Mukhtarah

Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque, Mukhtarah

Design: L.E.FT, Architects

This building occupies a renovated cross-vaulted space, adding a veiled steel structure and a plaza in front. The slender minaret is formed of thinly-sliced steel plates, linked horizontally through a canopy to a curved entry wall.

WTC Mosque

WTC Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Design: AL_A

London-based architecture practice AL_A has won an invited competition to design a new mosque in Abu Dhabi. The Mosque is part of the World Trade Center developed by Aldar Properties, one of the largest developers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Al Aziz Mosque

Al Aziz Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Design: APG Architecture and Planning Group

The whole facade comprises the 99 different names of Allah distributed on different elevations of the mosque in accordance with strict instruction of the holy Quran.

Aberdeen Mosque building design

Aberdeen Mosque Building

Aberdeen Mosque building, new religious project in North East Scotland – design by Makespace Architects, the newest and largest mosque in Aberdeen, the ‘oil capital of Europe’. It received planning permission in September 2013.