RELIGIOUS

While embracing the fact that mosques are not only considered religious places but are also community centers providing incubating environment for education, DAR AL OMRAN's religious architectural designs provide a nurturing atmosphere holding a natural spiritual and social sensation on the inside as well as the outside.

Through comprehensive understanding of the place, community and culture, DAR AL OMRAN’s professional team of architects creates remarkable religious centers inspiring unique structures that lend and reflect the essential principles of Islam’s doctrine, while celebrating the cultural aspect of the place.

PROJECTS

  • 1982-STATE GRAND MOSQUE

     

    Location:: Baghdad - Iraq

    ServicesProvided:d DesignCompetitiont(1ˢͭt  prize)

    Total Built-upArea:60,000m²2

    Starting Dat  : 1982

    CompletionDate:1983:

     

    40,000 Prayer Capacity.

     

  • 1986-AL KHORE MOSQUE

    Location  : Qatar

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    ToBuiltArea:,5,000 m²0m²2

    Starting Date  : 1Completion Date:1986198:

     

    30,000 Prayer - Capacity

     

  • 1986-ALI BIN ABI TALEB MOSQUE

     

    Clientn  : Ministry of Al Awqaf - QatarLocationo  : Doha - West bay - Qatar

    Services Provided : Design

    Total Built-up Area:3,000m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 3,500,000

    Starting Date  : 1986

    Completion Date  : 1989

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Project consists oftheefollowing; the mosque

    DarAl-Quran

    Residence for Al Imam and AlMuathin,

    Commercial Center.

     

  • 1988-THE GRAND MOSQUE

     

     

    Client: Riyadh Development Authority

    Location : Al-Riyadh-Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided : Design Competition, Design & Architectural Supervision

    Total Built-up Area:30,000 m²2

    Construction Cost : US$50,000,000
    Starting Date::  1984  - Design : 1988 Supervision

    Completion Date  : 1985 -  Design: 1992 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This project assisted the revitalizing of the historic city centre of the capital Riyadh, the Grand Mosque project was awarded the Aga Khan Award of 1995 for Islamic architecture.

     

    Through developing the existing streets, landscaped plazas and pathways of the area this enhanced the aesthetic of the area, this project consists of two main components; the Grand Mosque, that can accommodate20,0000 worshipers, a Quranic schools, offices, shops and employees residences. The second component is the Justice Palace.

     

    The most important characteristic of this project in addition to offering intellectual and urban development; is the use of local materials and patterns in a contemporary style with the use of modern materials and techniques

     

     

  • 1994-JA'FAR IBN ABI TALIB MOSQUE

     

     

    Client   : Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs

    Location  : South Mazar - Jordan

    Services Provided : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area :14,000 m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 8,500,000

    Starting Date  : 199  Design4 : 1995 Supervision

    Completion Date  : 199  Design5 : 1999 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib Mosque and the Shrines of the Prophet's Companions.

     

    Winning first prize in a design competition, Ja'far Ibn Abi Talib Mosque and the Shrines of the Prophet's Companions' project came to rehabilitate the existing mausoleums and surrounding areas  of Al Mazar near the battle site of Mu'ta, where Ja'far Bin Abi Taleb and Zaid Bin Harithah; two of the Prophet's (P.B.U.H.) Companions' mausoleums were built.

     

    Consisting of two phases for planning and design, the first phase involved designing a grand mosque, rehabilitation of the existing mausoleums, as well as building an education centre, mu'athen and Imam residences, a commercial centre, and a motel, while the second phase connected the first phase with the battle site where the mausoleum of Abdullah Bin Rawaha is situated, through designing landscaped plazas andgardens.

     

     

  • 1994-ABU OBAYDA MOSQUE

     

    Client:t Ministry of Al-Awqaf

    Location : Jordan Valley - Jordan

    Services Provide  : Design Competition, Design

    Total Built-upArea:7,000am²2

    Construction Cost: US $ 5,500,000

    Starting Date : 1994

    Completion Date:19959

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Stemming from the purpose of connecting the Prophet Companions mausoleums in Jordan Valley by a spiritual path from north to south, the Abu Obayda Mosque project won first prize in an architectural competition, reflecting the rich heritage of Islamic architecture interpreted in a contemporary approach.

     

    Providing shade and a sense of serenity using the calming water sound and colourful fruit trees, this project includes a mosque with a praying hall that can hold over 2000 people , a Dar al-Quran (school), a library, an administration building, in addition to a commercial centre, staff residences, a Friday market and landscaped areas.

     

  • 1996-AL-KAZIM MOSQUE

     

     

     

    CLient   : Mr. Mohammed Al-Kazimi

    Location  : Hay Ad-Diyar/Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided  : Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area:1,900 m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 750,000

    StartingDate:: 1996 Design:-19977 Supervision

    Completion Dat  : 199  Design7 : 1998 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in one of Amman's new neighborhoods, this mosque has become a community center and a landmark for this part of the city. Its design creates an urban composition which interacts with the surroundings at several levels, while its architectural character is inspired by traditional architecture. The mosque is composed of several functions including prayer halls for men and women, a multi-purpose hall, two dwellings for the Imam and Mu'athen and other services. The general planning of the mosque follows the concept of the traditional hypostyle hall for the praying area and includes an internal courtyard. Traditional elements display an elegant use of materials and details.

     

  • 1996-DIRAR BINAL-AZWAR MOSQUE

     

     

    Client: Ministry of Al-Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

    Location : Jordan Valley - Jordan

    Services Provided : Design

    Total Built-up Area:600 m²2

    Construction Cost  : US $ 650,000

    Starting Date: 1996

    Completion Date: 1996

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Replacing an existing mosque that was built to commemorate the Prophet's companion, Dirar Bin Al Azwar, the Mosque is located to the northern part of the Jordan Valley adjacent the mausoleum of Abu Obeidah Amer Bin Al-Jarah, in an area which witnessed the first battles between the Muslims and the Roman Empire.

     

    Vernacular architectural concept was inspired for this project, where different functions are arranged in response to the rural nature of the site. Moreover, the praying hall is based on a traditional style that is open to the courtyard, in addition to the use of different architectural elements that are inspired by the traditional materials and forms, like the minaret, the dome and the mihrab.

     

  • 1996-KING ABDUL AZIZ MOSQUE

     

     

    Client   : Riyadh Development Authority

    Location  : Al Kharj - Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided   : Competition, Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area :7,000 m²2

    Construction Cost   : US $ 6,000,000

    Starting Date  : 1996 Design -1997 Supervision

    Completion Date  : 1996 Design - 1998 Supervision

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located to the north of Al-Riyadh at the entrance of Al-Kharj city, King Abdul Aziz Mosque came to replace an old mosque that was demolished amongst other buildings, so as to develop a new centre that would include a mosque, a public plaza, a justice square and a vegetable market providing the necessities of the public without overlooking the spiritual aspect.

     

    The design represented the winning model in an international architectural competition where the design was congruent with the traditional mosques with a contemporary approach, as well as being in line with the agricultural surroundings, through the garden and plaza’s that connect with the mosques court. Moreover, shaded and semi-shaded areas are used to represent transitional zones between open and enclosed areas, in order to reduce heat.

  • 2001-MANRET AL QATHAFY

     

     

    Client : World Islamic Call Society

    Location: Kano - Nigeria

    Services Provided : Design

    Total Built-upArea:17,380 m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 25,000,000

    Starting Date  : 2001

    Completion Date : 2002

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    This project is envisaged as the main icon of the master plan of the Islamic University of Kano. It includes a mosque for 5,000 prayers with outdoor spaces for 20,000 prayers, an Islamic center of administrative offices and lecture halls, and an educational center in addition to staff housing and services facilities. Design of the project represents the result of an interactive dialogue between site characteristics, local traditional architecture and building materials together with the intention for the project to become a religious and educational center in future.

     

  • 2003-ABU GHAZALEH MOSQUE

     

     

    Client: Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh

    Location : Amman - Jordan

    Services Provided: Design & Supervision

    Total Built-up Area:2,200 m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 2,700,000

    StartingDate:: 2003 Design  - 2006 Supervision

    CompletionDate:e 2004 Design - 2008 Supervisiono

     

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Located in the city of Amman, and intended to be as a landmark and focal point for its surrounding environment, Abu-Ghazaleh Mosque represents a contemporary architectural building through the use of concrete façades and ceilings with respect to the traditional and local character of mosques through maintaining the authenticity of architectural design through the use of stone cladding on some of the exterior façades

     

    Consisting of a main prayer hall with a mezzanine floor that holds up to 700 men and a prayer hall for 300 women, the Mosque also includes services in the basement level in addition to Al Mo'athen and the Imam residences

     

     

  • 2004-GREAT MOSQUE - QATAR

    Client : State of Qatar

    Location: Doha - Qatar

    ServicesProvided:: Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area:97,230 m²2

    Construction Cos  : US $ 115,500,000

    StartingDate:: 2004

    CompletionDate:e 2005

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Inspired by traditional Qatari architecture that makes use of natural materials such as clay and wood, The Great Mosque of Qatar project concentrates on merging the spirituality of the mosque with the secular aspect of the city and daily activities, in addition to the site’s landscape that arises as a strong urban statement in this outstanding edifice.

     

    Located in the centre of Doha and inspired by the traditional style of Qatari mosques, this project consists of prayer halls, ablutions area and services in addition to an open court, which houses different public activities such as: educational, cultural, economic, and social activities that converge around the mosque and the prayer hall.

     

  • 2006-AL-JADDAF MOSQUE

     

     

    Client: Al Jaddaf Mosque

    Location: Dubai – United Arab Emirates

    Services Provide  : Architectural Concept

    Total Built-up Are :5,000m²2

    Construction Cos  : US $ 6,700,000

    StartingDate:: 2006

    Completion Date:2006

     

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    An extension to an existing mosque; composed of souq, clinics, and a multipurpose hall; the juxtaposed approach between the existing mosque and the new extension is transparently linked by a linear yet leveled connection. The old building acts as a front prayer hall and references to the souq are inspired from Al-Fatimiyyah Plaza in Cairo

     

     

  • 2007-AL-KALIDIYA MOSQUE

     

    Client :Al-Dar
    Location:n  Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

    Services Provided : Design

    TotalBuilt-up7Area:6,377 m²2

    Construction Cost : US $ 12,000,000

    Starting Date  : 2007

    Completion Date : 2007

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The architectural concept materialized and took form in the urban context of the Masjed which is weaved with the other project components (the residential and the office building) through courts of different spaces and volumes such as a courtyard planted with palm trees, a pointed arch, the transformation into other smaller sized space and through a corridor to reach the nave of the masjed which is the center point of this context.

    The tedium monotony and dullness is avoided with this sprightly dynamic movement through space variety that formulates the Islamic architecture.

    The Masjed is situated in the midst of a water feature and in turn cast it shadows upon its reflective surface, the lateral side walls to the qibla direction are formed with clear glass panes overlooking the water features. A sky light parallel to the qibla direction was added to permit the luminance of the sunlight to pass between two walls one of which is a pointed arch with small openings and the other is a rectangle, this will light up the rows of prayer to be parallel to qibla during noon and after noon prayer times.

    The project and the masjed are linked with the cultural center through a modern steel bridge which will induce the complete integration of residential, cultural, religious & office urban fabric.

     

  • 2008-AL-WASL GRAND MOSQUE

     

     

    Client  : LimitlessLocation  : Al-Wasl – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Services Provided : Concept Design

    Total Built-upArea: Mosquee 30,688m²²/Plazas33316,023 m²²

    ConstructionCosts  : US $ 32,000,000Starting:Date:  2008

    Completion Date : 2009

     

     

     

  • 2009-HAMDAN BIN ZAYED MOSQUE COMPETITION

     

     

     

    Client: Musanada

    Location  : Al Ain - United ArabEmiratess

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built-up Area:4,713m²²

    ConstructionCosts  : US $ 13,000,000

    Starting Date  : 2009

    Completion Date : 2009

     

    Project Description:

     

    As a reflection of the heritage of UAE and the spirit of traditional architecture, Hamdan Bin Zayed Mosque arises as a landmark in Al-Ain, celebrating the heritage of the city and combining it with sustainability through a modern approach, where the planning of the mosque was inspired by the agricultural system in the Aflaj in arranging the site and its surroundings.

     

    With a capacity of about2,5000 worshippers, this Mosque consists of one storey, which includes a male praying hall, female praying hall that can be used by men on regular days, ablutions’ areas, as well as a small library, a Quran school and residences for Imam andMo’athen.

     

     

  • 2010-SAADEH MOSQUE COMPLEX COMPETITION

     

     

    Client:: Private Client

    Locatio  : Tripoli - Lebanon

    Services Provided : Design Competition

    Total Built up Area:12,500m²²

    Construction Cost  : US $ 20,600,000

    StartingDate:: 2010

    CompletionDate: 2010

     

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    Reflecting the multi layers of Tripoli’s history and heritage into a modern structure, Saadeh Mosque Complex is inspired to take into consideration the climate solutions and sustainable approach.

     

    This project consists of a grand Mosque, an educational center and a sport city. The Grand Mosque, with capacity of 3000 worshippers, includes a male prayer hall, a female prayer hall, ablution area, in addition to an auditorium and residences for the Imam, Moa’then and their assistants.

     

    The educational center consists of class rooms, library and electronic library, as well as large lecture hall, cafeteria and employees’ offices. Moreover; the sport center includes a swimming pool, multi-function sports hall, gymnasium, machines hall, squash, tennis and services such as WC andshowers.

     

     

  • 2010-SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

     

     

     

    Client:  Al-Mabar Aqaba

    Location: Aqaba - Jordan

    ServicesProvided,:Architectural,  Engineering and Landscape Design & Supervision

    Total Built up Area :  3,803  m²

    Construction Cost: US $ 8,300,000

    Starting Date: 2010Completion Date: 2010g

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of Sheikh Zayed Mosque reflects the local traditional architecture in it overall planning through the use of colour and geometry in addition to Islamic patterns to reveal the richness of Islamic cultural heritage.

     

    The Mosque is designed in a rectangular shape consisting of three levels, ground floor, mezzanine floor and basement, where it includes Mo’athen and Imam Residences along with a garden, a large court (Sahn) with an arcade wrapped around it, in addition to a fountain in the centre of the court that gives spiritual and tranquillity feeling. It also includes the main men prayer hall, women prayer hall, an extended prayer hall, as well as ablutions’ areas and alibrary.

     

     

  • 2012-MOSQUE IN HILI - AL AIN

     

     

    Client:n  H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Engineering Office

    Locatio  :  Al Ain - UAE

    Services Provided :  Concept Design - Competition

    Total Built-up Area :  1,500  m²

    Construction Cost  :  US $ 2,300,000

    Starting Date  :  2012

    Completion Date :  2012

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The Design was presented through an architectural competition for this mosque in Hili in Al Ain emirate, where it is presented in a contemporary vision for mosques inspired by the art of traditional architecture of the land that interacts with the agricultural nature of the area and with the general orientation of the architecture of mosques in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the other hand, where multiple domes and minarets, create an important visual element within the urban environment.

    The project consists of the men’s prayer hall, a women’s praying hall as well as the Mo’athen and Imam Residences, in addition to the ablutions and W.C service.

     

  • 2012-NOUAKCHOTT GRAND MOSQUE

     

     

     

    Client    : Ministry of Public Works and Urban Planning

    Location   : Nouakchott - Mauritania

    Services Provided  : Concept Design

    Total Built up Area: 54,000 m²

    Construction Cost : USU $88,760,000$

    Starting Date   : November 2012

    Completion Date  : November 2012

     

     

    Project Description:

     

    The design of Nouakchott Grand Mosque was awarded the second prize in an architectural competition; the concept was to find an innovative architectural solution that responds to the dry desert climate of the Mauritanian desert and merges ethnic differences with the urban space, moulding a mosque that bonds the cultural, commercial and educational aspect of the area to its surroundings.

    The Mosque reflects the cultural fusion between the art of coastal architecture in Morocco and the culture of Mauritania, in an attempt to revive the historical values ​​and heritage through the design, the mosque includes a men’s prayer hall, a women’s prayer hall, as well as the Mo’athen and Imam residence