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Airport Mosque

New mosque building

The airport development includes a new mosque in the public area for airport employees, passengers and guests of the airport. The mosque is designed for a capacity of 1,000 people. Its two iconic minarets providing prayers a sense of orientation towards Mecca. The positioning of the minarets coincides with the planting grid reinforcing the superimposition of the secondary cultural/religious grid on top of the primary airport grid.

  • scope of workDesign concept, detail design, tender documentation (RIBA A - F)
  • client Dorsch International Consultants GmbH for the Republic of the Sudan
  • partner WSP Group, Schoenaich Landscape Architects
  • working periodJanuary 2005 – December 2006
  • site capacity1,000 people
  • construction costsEURO 20m
  • tags civic
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