New tandem partners: Hikma Religious Secular Complex by Atelier Masomi and Studio Chahar
Atelier Masomi and Studio Chahar transform a dilapidated mosque in Dandaji into a community centre which combines religious and secular elements.
Client: Dandaji Community
Architects: Atelier Masomi und Studio Chahar
Location: Dandaji (NE)
Our Favourites: Three inspiring mosques
These three religious buildings offer an inspiring spiritual setting to their visitors: The reduced Punchbowl Mosque in Sydney, the community centre Hikma Religious Secular Complex in Dandaji, Niger, and the minimalistic Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul.
Tradition reduced to essentials: Punchbowl Mosque in Sydney
The Australian Islamic Mission has long been established and active in Punchbowl, a multicultural district of western Sydney. All this is expressed by the mosque it has had built and the community centre that is soon to follow. The architects consciously did without the usual characteristics of a mosque, such as a minaret towering high above the building.
Client: Australian Islamic Mission
Architects: Candalepas Associates
Location: Punchbowl, Sydney (AU)