Central Mosque of Pristina

Architects: Maden GROUP Location: Pristina, Kosovo Team: Maden – Ideal Vejsa, Gazmend Dema, Dafine Gashi, Leart Mullaademi, Shpat Pozhegu; Rron Tresi, Marsida Musta Client: The Islamic Community of the Republic of Kosova Status: Competition Submission Site Area: 8,100 sqm Floor Area: 45,000 sqm Year: March, 2013
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To reach the highest number for praying during Islamic holidays we designed the landscape so it can offer extra space for praying. Floor pavement is designed for orientation and also to mark the praying space for one person. Because of the weather conditions in Pristina during winter, we designed a flexible solution to shelter bigger number of people within the perimeter of the Mosque. By using folding panels, in front of the entrance we can create this space.

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Passive energy – To fulfill the goal to reduce the bills of electrical energy, to heat during the winter and cool during the summer, it is proposed to use the passive energy which is achieved with air space between double walls and coverage of building. Also, there are proposed those materials, which during the day absorb the sunlight and heat, and released them during the night. Materials – It is proposed to use the local materials and those that are easily find in local trade.

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Maden GROUP architects are the latest to contribute to the international competition for the design of Central Mosque of Pristina, for their design they used arabesque in the move to create the sentiment of traditional design for the mosque.

Also we can transform the interior of the main praying hall into smaller spaces in the time when the Mosque is not full so we can be more energy efficient. This flexibility is done by respecting the rule for not mixing men and women in the process of praying.

Image 9 of 29 from gallery of Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Maden GROUP. Courtesy of Maden GROUP

Using arabesque in our concept was one of our aims to keep the tradition as a part of other design elements of our Mosque. Flower in Islam – Flower patterns complement the symmetry common in Islamic design. Islamic art often integrates the use of symmetrical and geometric designs for decorative purposes. Mathematical concepts as they apply to artistry and design lend themselves well to producing flower motifs. We used this technique to design Mosque`s façade.

Image 7 of 29 from gallery of Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Maden GROUP. Courtesy of Maden GROUP


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