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Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners
Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi,  | International Design Awards Winners

Mosque of the Water in Abu Dhabi

Lead DesignersNiko Kapa
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Landmarks, symbolic structures, memorials, public , Gold in Architecture Categories / Conceptual
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Entry Description

With the belief that the Mosque should play an essential role in the regeneration of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the design serves not only the function of a religious building, but consists also an open place of gathering and interaction. With a sensitive implementation on the site, the building becomes a continuation of the sea through a lifted platform serving as a Prayer Hall that expands towards infinite. Fluid formations refer to the motion of the sea in an effort to connect the building to the surroundings. The conceptual starting point is the movement of the water drop. The building freezes and solidifies the movement of the sea. The ocean appears in the forms and movements of the surfaces that are clad with polished white tiles as these enhance the dancing reflections of the water.