Al-Burouj Grand Mosque 2017- Sheikh Zayed, Egypt | Concept
AlBurouj Grand Mosque is a landmark mosque that is part of Alburouj district in Sheikh Zayed, Giza. The mosque has a design approach reflective of the traditional social structure of the Islamic and Arab communities. The design is an attempt of translating “the ritual of prayer” into architecture which consists of a set of tiered hierarchical centers that follow the pattern of the cosmos. There is always a hierarchal gradient of creation that governs and maintains the unity of the building, same as the one governs the natural systems around a center, a higher power. All geometric configurations revolve around a point or a center and each group assembled around a centers of higher level. Monotheism as a general framework is expressed at several levels, geometric structure (plans – mass – facades). Light is celebrated within the geometry based on the concept of monotheism. Attentiveness remains open to the act of celebrating light quality using transparent materials and light construction and extended horizontal coverage all under the concept of monotheism. *In 2018, Al-Burouj Mosque won the award of "Cityscape" for category of Community,Culture&Tourism Project Award.