King Abd Alaziz Mosque
Year   2010
Location   Mecha, KSA

Islamic culture centre with a mosque of 40,000 prayers.

Size   74,000 sq.m
Status   Competition entry
Practice   ATKINS

King Abdel Aziz Mosque "KAAM" is located at the centre of King Abdel Aziz Road development "KAAR", a 3.5 kilometer long development to the west from the holy Harm. The moque will hold the name of the king according to its location, size and its proximity to the holly Harm. The mosque includes an indoor praying hall for 6000 prayers, and external praying courtyard for 34,000 prayers, an ilamic culure centre of 5,000 sq.m and a car park for 1000 cars.


The concept of this unique mosque is to create an urban oasis in the middle of the development. The concept express a hightech design considering the social, the commercial and the ecological dimensions of sustainability. The planning of the mosque follows the same design typology of the original Prophit Mohamed mosque design.

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