DSOA Juma Mosque
Without visual reference to a specific time or style, the structure designed for the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) could nevertheless be nothing but a mosque. Patterned in warm earth-tones, the soaring single minaret and voluminous roof covering are fully organic in form resembling nothing so much as ancient scrolls unraveled to reveal the sacred text within. The surfaces of both are formed with over-large text proclaiming the Word to the faithful.
The sprawling roof protects a u-shaped courtyard below and the simple, yet modern structured spaces within. Encompassing, the interior spaces are carefully lit by natural lighting, protected from direct glare by traditional Arabic applications of screens.