1995-2000 : MOSQUE COMPLEX
The Albukhary Mosque Complex is a charity project. It is actually a community centre comprising the 'Grand Mosque', orphanage, old-folks home, a hospital and small school. The mosque is a deliberate blend of various styles of Islamic architecture as requested by the Client, the Albukhary Foundation. This is our first major architectural commission.
After the completion of the Mosque Complex, Albukhary Foundation wanted to build a university around the mosque. We decided to use the mosque dome as a cue to generate the master plan for the university. The University campus is designed based on a classical Islamic geometry and planning principles. It is intended to be a 'living museum' of classical Islamic Art and Architecture; showcasing the various styles, forms and elements found in many Islamic countries notably along the Silk Road.