Hamdan Bin Zayed Mosque
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
A spiritual and architectural jewel for Al Ain, the Hamdan Bin Zayed Mosque brings together classical Islamic influences and contemporary design techniques. The mosque's iconic design originates from the simple yet captivating polygonal Islamic pattern that forms the basis of its architectural grid.
The pattern then echoes throughout the mosque to create a consistent yet non-repetitive iteration that ensures harmonious continuity. The mosque's roof uses a double-skin technique that is aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable. The double-skin allows air to freely circulate between the two skins, which in turn reduces heat transfer from the roof to the mosque's interiors – thus helping to reduce internal air temperatures.