East Park Mosque

In collaboration with renowned architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) and dpa lighting consultants, the award-winning East Park mosque is now considered one of Bahrain’s major landmarks. Its innovative sculptural form creates immediate impact, attracting attention from visitors and residents alike. The East Park Mosque is situated on the waterfront of the Bahrain Bay Development, off the north coast of Manama. By designing the interiors using a monochormatic palette, we create a spiritual, relaxing ambience free from distractions and visual noise. The interior consists of a main prayer hall with a women’s mezzanine level located above the main restrooms and ablution area, and accessed via a separate entrance. Privacy is achieved through a stone mashrabiah screen inspired by traditional Kufic script. This motif is also discreetly incorporated into the stone cladding throughout the mosque. The custom carpets in the prayer halls are a modern interpretation of traditional designs. The interior walls are clad in a combination of regional limestone, Crema Marfil and fabric paneling to provide appropriate acoustics to the space. Care was taken to conceal the AC grills, AV system and other services where possible while custom lighting, door hardware and other fixtures were designed and specified for use throughout the project. The overall scheme provides innovative, contemporary spaces that encourage contemplation and reflection in keeping with the architecture and function of the structure and its surroundings.

Arcapita

Manama, Bahrain

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Sima Malak + Alssamoure
Award winning interior architects based in Riyadh serving  residential, corporate and commercial clients.
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