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Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury

  • 01:00 - 15 October, 2010
Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury
Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury, © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan
© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan

© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan © Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan +10

From the architect. This mosque on the suburban periphery of the port of Chittagong in Bangladesh seeks to fulfil the traditional role of a mosque as both a place of spirituality and as a gathering place for the community. The architect began by identifying the essential elements of a mosque to create a new form and articulation for a typology that goes back for a millennium and a half. The result is this monolithic and spare mosque, pared down to two identical cuboid structures.

© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan
© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan

The first is the front court, its heavy masonry walls punctuated with low, wide openings onto the surrounding landscape, with a large eyelike opening above. In the second volume, the naturally lit mihrab wall is balanced by an iconic, cut dome. While the apertures give a sense of openness and draw in light and ventilation by day, by night they allow light to shine out of the mosque like a beacon. With its stark, geometric clarity, the Chandgaon mosque stands apart from many such structures that have reduced architectural features associated with the usual mosque type to the level of kitsch. It makes a definitive architectural statement in a different direction, pointing to the contemporary, to a desire to live in spaces that reflect the universal values of the present day.

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© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan
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Aatif Sharieff · June 05, 2012

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kerim k. · June 01, 2012

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dr · January 13, 2012

Great!

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Ziya Aslan · June 16, 2011

a very simple design

SaraAlMutlaq · January 02, 2011

Interesting #Mosque #design by Khashef Mahboob http://www.archdaily.com/81700...

SaraAlMutlaq · January 02, 2011

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MOHAMMAD ABBAS · October 17, 2010

design is minimal compared to regular mosques ... my only concern is that there is no carpet inside ?? especially during winter time , are we supposed to stand barefoot and pray on that cold floor finish ?

Olive · October 17, 2010 06:29 PM

I don't think that winter in Bangladesh is cold at all....

Roberto Nehme · October 16, 2010

Mesquita em Bangladesh. Não precisa ser kitsch para transmitir espiritualidade... mt bom.
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Roberto Nehme · October 16, 2010

Mesquita em Bangladesh. Não presisar ser kitsch para transmitir espiritualidade... mt bom.
http://t.co/esXxrbL via @archdaily

Dane · October 16, 2010

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ahmad shuvo · October 16, 2010

surely an outstanding piece of architecture.....
i visited the mosque....it was an amazing experience...

Yu-Jin · October 16, 2010

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