Community Mosque Design | By M.M Consultants | Kent Housing Silakot
|Client||Kent Housing, Sialkot.|
|Plot Size||80’ x 98’ / 7120sft / 791 sy.ds|
Architecture Design Firm
|Structure||Professional Engineering Consultants|
Community mosque at Kent Housing Silakot is a rather ambitious project on a fairly small plot. Kent Housing is one of the top new housing societies of Sialkot. The society wanted to build a mosque to enhance their reputation and build an identity.
The Mosque is designed on 80’x89’ corner plot. The challenge here was to give a small Mosque a grand feeling. Also traditional Islamic Architecture was to be kept in mind as the context of the city demanded it. This was achieved by the play of geometry and proportions.
The Mosques main hall is a square. Smaller volumes with roof height differences of three three feet surround the hall creating an interlinked composition. The smaller volumes are punctured by pointed arches to give that traditional Islamic Architecture feeling. The main hall has an octagon raised platform on the roof, ventilators are given in it to allow light to come from above.
Above this platform is a square platform that is supported by four half domes on all sides. These domes help in building that grand feeling for the mosque. Above this platform is another octagon platform with ventilators, this platform is smaller in scale and helps in binding the composition below it.
Finally on top there is a dome which is raised up and can be seen from a distance. One minaret is placed near the main entrance, it has a very traditional design to preserve that mosque identity and its large scale gives depth to the entire composition.