The Multi-Faith Center

Client
Private
Year
2015
Program
Architecture
Status
Competition Entry

The design of the iconic Multi-Faith Centre is through a progression of geometric forms that is evolved from the circle, square and triangle.

Multi Faith Center 02 External Sketch

Western Classical architecture, such as that of Greece and Rome, as well as the Eastern architecture of Hinduism and Buddhism considered the circle, the square, and the triangle to be the most perfect of building forms. Sacred geometry can be described as a belief system attributing a religious or cultural value to many of the fundamental forms of space and time. By studying the nature of these forms and their relationship to each other, one may seek to gain insight into the scientific, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic and mystical laws of the universe.

MFC Evolution of Form

The intersects of their planes are like the coming together of various faiths.

The Space

It is a very large congregational space on the first level, over which rises the tower of intersecting geometries, and is covered at the top. Through an opening at its center, sun light streams down to light the congregational space. The second level has alcoves formed by the intersecting geometries, which are the places for meditative contemplation overlooking placid water bodies on the periphery, or by focusing on the energy of the sunrays within the tower.

Upper Level

Lower Level

The Multi-Faith Centre, located in the central node of a new town in the middle-east, towers to 90M and is taller than all other programming on the site. Its faceted planes reflect the theme of the development, the water and the sky. In close proximity and easy walkability are the the malls, riverside cityscapes and outdoor shopping areas. This structure is designed to be the JEWEL in the skyline and as an epicenter of weekend activities along with an adjoining district level park.