AL KHORE MOSQUE
Services Provided: Design Competition
Total Built-up Area: 5,000 sq.m
Starting Date: 1986
Completion Date: 1986
Capacity: 3,000 Prayers
Located to the north of Al-Riyadh at the entrance of Al-Kharj city, King Abdul Aziz Mosque came to replace an old mosque that was demolished amongst other buildings, so as to develop a new centre that would include a mosque, a public plaza, a justice square and a vegetable market providing the necessities of the public without overlooking the spiritual aspect.
The design represented the winning model in an international architectural competition where the design was congruent with the traditional mosques with a contemporary approach, as well as being in line with the agricultural surroundings, through the garden and plaza’s that connect with the mosques court. Moreover, shaded and semi-shaded areas are used to represent transitional zones between open and enclosed areas, in order to reduce heat.