Punggol Mosque Design Competition Finalist
In 2012, Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) jointly organised an architectural design competition for a new mosque in Punggol. AR43 was one of the 5 Finalists shortlisted from 43 entries.
The Islamic calligraphy, an art form based on the Arabic script is widely used as a representation of God in the Qur’an. Taking inspiration from such chirographic gesture, the design of the mosque is conceived to be an articulation of pure spaces. In this context, the architecture aims to create smooth flow of spaces and blurred the boundaries that embrace visitors from the community to the Mosque.
Primarily, the design aims to enable contemplative and solemn spaces where one could rest, recharge and work regardless of one’s religion. Therefore, the function and purpose of contemplation is extended and becomes a catalyst for community integration.