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Innovative Waterside Mosque in Dhaka

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Studio Morphogenesis has created a striking addition to the landscape of Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the Zebun Nessa Mosque. This waterside mosque stands out not only for its purpose but also for its innovative use of dusty pink-colored concrete. The mosque, named after the landowner’s late mother, serves as a spiritual sanctuary and communal space for local workers in the rapidly growing industrial outskirts of Dhaka.

Art Design plays a crucial role in the mosque’s construction, as it blends traditional construction methods with contemporary aesthetics. The mosque is elevated on a plinth to mitigate overflow during heavy rains, following the vernacular “dig and mound” approach used in the region for residential structures.

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The pink concrete used in the mosque’s construction softens the harsh industrial surroundings, referencing the earthy tones of historic Mughal, Sultanate, and Indo-Saracenic architectures. This color choice is not just aesthetic; it also reflects the industrial environment surrounding the building, preserving the raw aesthetic of the material.

One of the mosque’s standout features is its qibla, the direction Muslims face during prayer, which is defined by a large, arched opening that frames views of the surrounding waterbody. This unique design allows worshippers to connect with nature while maintaining a sense of serenity and calmness.

The mosque’s design also prioritizes natural ventilation and light. Its thick concrete walls are perforated with small rectangular voids to provide ventilation and allow light to gently emanate through to the interior. This design element creates an interplay of light similar to the intricate ‘jali’ works seen in old Islamic architectures.

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Additionally, the mosque features a semi-open prayer hall that enhances natural ventilation and provides shade from direct sunlight. The building celebrates the seasonal attributes of the tropical climate, where wind flow becomes a gentle breeze, and rainfall soothes and heals the atmosphere.

Overall, the Zebun Nessa Mosque is not just a place of worship; it is a testament to the fusion of tradition and modernity in architecture. Its innovative use of materials and thoughtful design elements make it a unique and inspiring addition to Dhaka’s architectural landscape.

Would you like to see more innovative architectural designs like the Zebun Nessa Mosque? Art Design continues to push boundaries and redefine spaces, creating inspiring environments that reflect our ever-evolving world.

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