Tehran, IR


Central mosque of Prishtina

Fundamental principal Of Plan comes from definition of Mosque which is a
place for praying and going from body to soul. The prayer is someone who
connects the earth to the sky. The mosque is a space for be becoming.
Becoming is a symbol of movement and movement is the source of mosque
(the house of god). This plan is shaped in this framework. Mosque is a
symbol of ascending sprit from soil to the sky, from city to the KIBLAH

The words such as direction, plaza, water, function and plan, shape, beauty
fullness and sustainability create this architectural text. The way of
composing these elements and creating a space due to this architectural
concept produces a complicated space and full of findings and changes.

This project is located in urban area with natural topography. The level of
this project in south meters higher from its north. This urban location
gives the project an identity to connect different levels of the city. In
proposed plan directions shape the project from inside and outside. From
outside it determines the way of cars, pedestrian s access to the project and
its entrances and from inside it shows the penetration of project for
connecting different parts of the city around it. The main entrance of the
project from urban plaza is located in south and Alley besides this passing
through the Project which is shaping related activities of Mosque around it to
create vibration in the project.

The Middle path started from entrance urban plaza of the project and by
passing through it and opening to level and It will reach to south plaza
which is located in the level of urban fabric in the south. This path is not just
connecting but also helps air flow and natural ventilation in underground
levels which helps to save Energy.

The composition of open and closed spaces creates the concept of the
project. Some plazas (open and green spaces) are designed in south, North
and East part of the project to support going from city to Mosque, from this
world to spiritual space. On the other hand this space connects the body to
the soul, this world and the other world with mediating space such as plaza.
Another plaza is designed in level to help for supporting light and natural
air for underground levels. It also creates the imagination of ascending the
Mosque from the inside of soil. So the project is not coming out of the soil
surface but from the depth of earth.

The green plaza with water is a symbol of being near to the nature. The order
of nature is a sign of God. This is the way the Mosque is connected to nature
and natural order. Plants and water give the environment the sense of
softness and helping the living situation.

The body of the project is shaped by curves with rotation which is a symbol of
The Dome. The Dome is the sign in spiritual Architecture. In this project a shell
comes from down by rotation and being peaceful by directing to Kiblah. This
peace creates a surface in dimensions of m× m and names of ALLAH
(Based on Quran) are written on it in languages. The door of the Mosque is
designed by Moraghah .

The symbolic Minarets beside the epigraph is showing the coming up of the
epigraph and moving to the sky. The Minarets are meters high.
They have steps and Elevators for going up to enjoy the panoramic view of the


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Status: Competition Entry
Location: prishtina


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