Masjid Al Hidayah

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


Masjid Al Hidayah, Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canada
Entrance, Masjid Al Hidayah, B.C. Canada
Wood Tiled Entry, Masjid Al Hidayah, B.C. Canada
Light and Calligraphy, Masjid Al Hidayah, B.C. Canada
Prayer Hall, Masjid Al Hidayah, B.C. Canada
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