An Islamic cultural centre that includes a prayer hall and balcony, multi-purpose gymnasium, library, 5 classrooms, commercial kitchen and underground parking.
The design divides the building into spaces for spiritual activities and spaces for social activities. Etched geometric patterns on the glazing of the prayer hall are used to celebrate God's guiding light (Al noor). The design attempts to root the building in a West Coast vernacular, while remaining identifiable within the global Islamic Architectural tradition. The dual portals architecturally represent the duality of creation, symbolising equality of access and rights for both genders.
Port Coquitlam, B.C. Completed 2003
Faith and Form Award 2004
Masonry Institute of B.C. Award 2005