Gallery: Vanishing Mosque Does Double Duty as a Public Plaza

 
RUX Design has turned traditional mosque design on its head with their competition winning proposal for the Vanishing Mosque. Instead of a specific single-use building for religious purposes, the New York City-based firm decided to create a dual purpose, open-air mosque that can serve as both a spiritual space as well as a public plaza. This way, mosque becomes fully integrated into the fabric of the city and the community increasing the value of surrounding buildings. Energy use is practically eliminated since the mosque is open-air and naturally daylit.

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