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Eco-Mosque Design Receives Green Light For Construction in Abu Dhabi

Posted By Helen Morgan On July 4, 2012 @ 8:58 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Solar Power,Sustainable Building | No Comments

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Estidama sustainability framework, Suhail Mohammed Suleiman, ALHOSN University, green mosque, eco mosque, sustainable design

Suhail Mohammed Suleiman’s proposal for a sustainable mosque [1] to be built in Abu Dhabi [2] has been given the green light. While construction is not confirmed, the eco-mosque would be a symbol of the region’s commitment to sustainable development. Powered with solar panels and planted with a green roof [3], the proposed structure would boast many green features, including a system that captures and recycles the run off from ritual washing in order to help irrigate the landscaped surroundings.


Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Estidama sustainability framework, Suhail Mohammed Suleiman, ALHOSN University, green mosque, eco mosque, sustainable design

The 23-year-old ALHOSN University [4] graduate began working on the project while undertaking internships, and since completing the proposal it has been awarded a Five Pearl Rating from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. This, says Alhosn University’s website, is acknowledged under the Estidama sustainability framework [5].

The structure is crowned with a set of two crescent-topped spires that point towards Mecca [6], and is accompanied by an adjacent Islamic Center. Suleiman hopes the mosque will be constructed on Saadiyat Island, where the green design would join the Abu Dhabi Guggenheim and Louvre museums [7] that are set to open by 2017.

Via RTCC [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] sustainable mosque: http://inhabitat.com/tag/green-mosque/

[2] Abu Dhabi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Dhabi

[3] planted with a green roof: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/the-us-postal-service-plans-to-plant-its-second-green-roof-in-new-york/

[4] ALHOSN University: http://www.alhosnu.ae/WS/Site/Home/Home.aspx

[5] Estidama sustainability framework: http://estidama.org/

[6] Mecca: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca

[7] Louvre museums: http://inhabitat.com/jean-nouvel-named-2008-pritzker-architecture-laureate/

[8] RTCC: http://www.rtcc.org/technology/plans-for-sustainable-abu-dhabi-eco-mosque-get-approval/

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