Session

Architecture, Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering

Description

The congregation Mosque, Masjid (from Arabic, sujúd = prostration to God) is one of the most important institutions of Muslim world, also the predominant built form of Muslim architecture. Having a basic spatial configuration to create “shelter” for prayer, it is evoking how the simple space bears meaning that generates symbolism. This paper tries to de-construct and re-construct the Mosque as a representative built form. By using our Design Proposal for the Central Mosque of Prishtina as Case Study, we emphasize an “organic” approach towards Mosque design through a methodology of integral contextualization and conception as the new “typology”, by re-interpreting the traditional symbolic repertoire of structural and spatial elements / grammar of Mosque, towards novel spatial scenarios and narratives in the realm of phenomenology of architecture. Generating meaning which connects the tradition and contemporary perception is the ultimate goal of this approach, aside a higher spatial, structural and energetic performance of the Mosque as built form.

Keywords:

Mosque, shelter, meaning, symbolism, design, organ

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Josep Mias

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-23-3

First Page

8

Last Page

25

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

1-11-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 2:15 PM

DOI

https://doi.org/10.33107/ubt-ic.2013.1

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Symbolism and Poetics of Autogenic Space and Structures – The New Design Approach on Mosque as Representative Building (Design Proposal for the Central Mosque of Prishtina as Case Study)

Durres, Albania

The congregation Mosque, Masjid (from Arabic, sujúd = prostration to God) is one of the most important institutions of Muslim world, also the predominant built form of Muslim architecture. Having a basic spatial configuration to create “shelter” for prayer, it is evoking how the simple space bears meaning that generates symbolism. This paper tries to de-construct and re-construct the Mosque as a representative built form. By using our Design Proposal for the Central Mosque of Prishtina as Case Study, we emphasize an “organic” approach towards Mosque design through a methodology of integral contextualization and conception as the new “typology”, by re-interpreting the traditional symbolic repertoire of structural and spatial elements / grammar of Mosque, towards novel spatial scenarios and narratives in the realm of phenomenology of architecture. Generating meaning which connects the tradition and contemporary perception is the ultimate goal of this approach, aside a higher spatial, structural and energetic performance of the Mosque as built form.