Not always in a conventional style with a dome and a star moon symbol on it, now the mosque building is growing and unique. Many of them have designs that are so modern that they are totally different from the stereotypes of people about the shape of a mosque.
For example the eight most unique modern mosque designs in the world below, one of which originated from Indonesia.
1. Camlica Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
One look, people would not have thought that this building is a mosque. Located in Istanbul, the Camlica Mosque is filled with a variety of green plants that refresh the eyes.
The architectural style is very modern with circular buildings without a dome. The lamp installation at night is also very beautiful and amazing.
2. East Park Mosque, Bahrain
Those who come to the East Park Mosque in Bahrain will be presented with a beautiful view of the open ocean just behind the building. The interior is also guaranteed to make worship more comfortable.
Dominated by beige color and marble-patterned floors that seem both luxurious and modern. It feels like going into a classy art gallery.
3. Cologne Central Mosque, Germany
The designer, Paul Böhm, claimed the mosque’s design was inspired by Ottoman architecture, but polished more modernly dominated by glass walls. This is the largest mosque in Germany, with two towers and a capsule-shaped main dome.
4. KAPSARC Mosque, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is located in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The shape is inspired by the Kaaba in Mecca, which is the holiest place for Muslims.
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5. Yeşilvadi Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
The Yeşilvadi Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Istanbul, besides the Camlica Mosque. This mosque has a dome roof with a modern touch that at first glance looks like a planetarium.
The walls are dominated by white color consisting of natural rock and wood alloys. The impression of luxury and warmth can be captured through its unique design.
6. Rijeka Mosque, Croatia
The next most unique modern mosque design is the Rijeka Mosque. This is the first mosque built in Rijeka City, and the third mosque in Croatia.
The Rijeka Mosque, which opened in 2013, has a very unique form, which resembles a very modern theater.
7. Penzberg Mosque, Germany
This beautiful mosque building is located in Penzberg, Germany. Towards sunset, the installation of the lights inside will light up and show pattern similar calligraphy.
In addition to places of worship, the mosque is very open to non-Muslim communities who want to visit or find information about Islam.
8. Qolbu Permata Mosque
In Indonesia, modern style mosques also began to appear. One of them is Permata Qolbu Mosque which is located in Permata Mediterania Residence, West Jakarta.
The shape of the mosque building was inspired by the shape of the fingers that were looking up while praying, so there were many vertical pole ornaments around the exterior of the mosque.
That’s 8 designs of the most unique modern mosques in the world. If it’s a cool design, do you think you still go to the mosque or not? Based on your experience, which mosque is no less unique than above? Share in the comments column huh!
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