El-Aemah Al-Arbah Mosque

Category: Religious

Region: Egypt

Date: February 2012

Project Description

Religious Building

  • Scope of Work: Full Design, site supervisoin 
  • Location: New Cairo, Egypt
  • Site Area: 1,500m²
  • Number of stories: Ground, Mezzanine and First floor
  • Total Built Area: 840 m²

The mosque was built to fulfill the need of integrated services for new settlements in new Cairo. The building is located at the fifth settlement New Cairo and exposed to the surrounding community 360° degree with external plaza for Friday & Feast prayers. The form generally is so simple but very functional, giving the maximum length of praying lines, with a woman prayer area in the mezzanine, with sufficient privacy given by screens inspired by the Islamic ornaments, also providing built-in shelves for the (Holy) Koran and shoes lockers using the duality of contemporary architecture, traditional motifs is so obvious and spread all over the mosque, such as the minaret, Skylight, Entrance, Mihrab and openings with some geometrical composition formations. The finishing materials meant to be natural stone in the special elements and the base, while cement is the basic paints for the rest of the building, with screens and ornaments of G.R.C. The overall impact of the building is to give a slightly different feeling of spiritual recognition using different approach