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Prishtina Central Mosque Entry by OODA + AND-RÉ
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 |

Since we announced that the international architecture competition to design the Central Mosque of Prishtina, Kosovo had not (yet) turned out a clear winner, we have received many, many mosque design entries, some of which we have published here on Bustler.

Another entry well worth featuring is this design collaboration between Portuguese firms OODA and AND-RÉ with AFA CONSULT / Rui Furtado as the engineering partner.

View of the Prishtina Central Mosque entry by OODA + AND-RÉ (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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View of the Prishtina Central Mosque entry by OODA + AND-RÉ (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

Project Description from the Architects:

The proposed Mosque stands as an affirmation of these values, resulting in a conceptual coherent solution, materialized in a logical and clear system. The proposal is the outcome of an intense research on the mosque theme, spanning from a profound historical study of cultural heritage, analysing the evolution through time, in the program, in the materiality and form, understanding the different geographical characteristics or the social and urban impacts.

Bird's-eye view (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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Bird's-eye view (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

This project responds actively to the proposed goals, accomplishing several standards and conditions, and even going beyond, namely because: it stands as a strong landmark, yet responsible and objective; its is monumental, yet human related by the scale and form; its is conceived for the future, in terms of materials, configuration, capacity, and innovation concept; it embodies tradition in an contemporary approach; it stands out in the landscape, yet without neglecting the surroundings; it is a place that enhances spirituality, but also promotes and embraces a wider social role; it is sustainable and environment friendly; it is adapted to several occupational needs, since it is capable to adapt the scale of the physical space to a versatile number of users, dividing or expanding the space in multiple configurations.

Exterior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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Exterior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

Interior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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Interior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

Interior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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Interior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

Exterior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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Exterior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

Exterior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

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Exterior rendering (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)

Project Details:

OODA: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Isabel Vincke;
AND-Ré: Francisco Salgado Re, Bruno Andre, Filipe Paixao, Fernando Ferreira, Catarina Fernandes
Type: Competition
Size: 60,000 sqm
Status: Settled. Proposal.

Find also plans of the mosque design in the image gallery below. To learn more about the concept's analytical process, head over to OODA's website.

Longitudinal section AA (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ) Plan 0 (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ) Plan -2 (Image: OODA + AND-RÉ)


Tags for this entry:
europe, mosque, kosovo, prishtina, and-ré, ooda
Comments:
a
México
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
So... Jean Nouvel

Kevin
tokyo
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
That is as brazen a copy as I've seen for a long time.

Derek
Canada
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
....SO JEAN NOUVEL IS GETTING A ROYALTY CHEQUE?

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