North Mosque, Bahrain

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA

Planning time:
2006 – 2008

Construction time:
2008 – 2010

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural engineering

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York/USA

Andreas Keller, Altdorf/Germany

The North mosque is part of the the Bahrain Bay Development, and was completed in 2010. The mosque comprises a concrete shell that is clad internally and externally with natural stone. The single room creates a impressive main prayer hall. Accommodation is also provided for the ablution facilities and living quarters for the Imam. Natural light is provided through 40 offset feature windows that are cast into three of the faces of the structure. The Quibla wall retains this feature externally, with the internal wall fully clad with rough finish natural stone. Externally a minaret and landscaped water pool complete the works and the building‘s main services are routed from the main Arcapita building.