KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Exterior courtyard approach | Daytime

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KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Concept Sketch

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KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Exterior courtyard approach | Nightime

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KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA
KAPSARC MOSQUE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

kapsarc mosque,

SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER | 2011 | HOK

The Mosque is the iconic spiritual center of KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Science and Research Center). The contemporary civic building utilizes a nested and layering approach to reinterpreting the traditional "Mashabiya" in form and surface. The ethereal floating jewel box remains platonic in form and glows externally from within. This visual experience is reversed on the interior at night with the delicate interplay of light and shadow pouring in from all sides.

NOTABLE AWARDS:

Faith & Form Magazine Award for Religious Architecture | KAPSARC Mosque | 2014

AIA  |DC Chapter awards for Design Excellence | KAPSARC Mosque | 2016 | HOK

Iconic Awards | Best of Best in Architecture | Kapsarc Mosque |

2016 | HOK

The Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Center for Architecture, Art and Urban Studies | The International Architecture Award | KAPSARC Mosque | 2016 | HOK

Architecture Design : HOK