Punggol Mosque Design Competition Finalist
The “Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura” (MUIS), or the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, and the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) organised an architectural design competition for a new mosque in Punggol in 2012. This competition presents Architects with the opportunity to design a new sacred place of worship for the muslim community in Punggol and also a place of relevance for the community in the future. The competition invites for fresh sustainable solutions and innovative approaches in designing a new mosque therevy, offering an optimum output both to religious and social benefits towards the Muslim community. The successful design solution must also be cost-effective in meeting the aspirations of the client.
The design challenge was to uphold the Mosque in its grandeur, in support of the age-old religion it houses, and yet to promote its relevance for modern and progressive community living. The mosque was designed to be an abode for gathering and bonding, and thus embaracing the Muslim public at large. It should remain sacred as a place of worship; a place of identity and pride for the Muslim community. AR43’s proposal was shortlisted to be among one of the 5 Finalists.