There is a beautiful mosque opening up in Dahiat Abdullah Al-Salem tomorrow, August 1st on the first day of Ramadan. The Mohammed Jassim Al-Saddah Grand Mosque is a 2,800 sqm project designed and constructed by bab.nimnim design studio. From the looks of the mosque’s design, it perfectly reflects the Islamic heritage within a contemporary framework. I really like the modern minimalistic touch fused with the elements of Islamic architecture which is quite impressive and adds value to the community without taking away from the culture.
The main concept revolves around the oneness of Allah through the repetitive use of the circle. A sense of continuity was applied with the use of one pattern originating from a Damascan mashrabiya screen and the squared Koufi font type which is extremely modern yet one of the oldest forms of Arabic calligraphy. A minimal color scheme was used throughout the entire structure and the exterior facades are constructed of Syrian gray and off-white stone. The liner stone application follows in the tradition of the Fatimid period mosques of Egypt.