DarAl Arkan Real Estate
Consolidated Consultants, Jeddah
This Grand Jumma Mosque is part of a larger master planned community in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While the architecture draws inspiration from Fatimid mosque courtyards and arches, the use of concrete, red sandstone and marble gives it a modern flavor. Use of grillages, courtyards, arcades and simple modular design recall traditional spatial transitions and a powerful sense of place. The mosque is 2200 square meter in size and provides an exclusive mezzanine level prayer area for women. The outdoor area includes and an Oasis with plenty of shade and water for visitors to relax during a hot day. All outdoor spaces are shaded by means of landscape or pergolas.