'conceptual mosque' by manco architects
all images courtesy manco architects
istanbul-based firm manco architects has submitted images from their entry into the 'conceptual design competition on mosque architecture', organized by the municipality of kayseri, turkey. maintaining the principle of a single large volume, the primary component of a dome was replaced in favor of an alternative iconic form - a slanted cube.
perspective view from the direction of mecca
the interior sloping treatment extends to the outside, dividing the plot into two courtyards with different grades. the higher of the two accommodates outdoor friday, eid and funeral prayers while the lower is sunk 1.5 m under grade and circumscribed by the annex. an ablution area is located underneath the mosque to enable direct access to the prayer area. the water also aids in facilitating natural sunlight to enter the mosque, as well as direct cool cross ventilation.
natural daylight and cross ventilation diagram
floor plan / level 0
floor plan / level +2.30
floor plan / level +4.00
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