The Noble Qur’an Oasis Competition | ITSLIQUID

The Noble Qur’an Oasis Competition

Design | July 30, 2014 |

The Noble Qur’an Oasis CompetitionImage courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

The Noble Qur’an Oasis Competition

The project for The Noble Qur’an OasisAl-Madinah Al-Munawarah is a sign of excellence representing a cultural and civic Islamic centre for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an: The significance of The Noble Qur’an, The Qur’anic Revelation, The Actual Revelation of the Qur’an, The collection of the Qur’an, The Different Readings of the Qur’an, The use of diacritical marks in the Qur’an, The Preservation of the Qur’an, The Surahs and Ayats in the Qur’an, Rules & Regulations, inimitability (I’jaz) and stories (mentioned in the Qur’an), The Linguistic Eloquence of the Qur’an, The Science of the Noble Qur’an.
 
005Image courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

Although the Islamic civilization and the Western culture are different in many ways, they both promote the preservation of tradition, yet encourage technology innovation. The first Islamic city had a circular plan, with all spaces being enclosed in the circle representing the elemental symbol of unity and the ultimate source of diversity in creation. This traditional city, or rather the idea of this city, serves as the base and the essence for the creation of the Islamic modern city. Such a background has led us to choose a circular concept as the main representational shape of the project for The Noble Qur’an Oasis.
 
The Noble Qur’an Oasis CompetitionImage courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

This unique civic and cultural landmark, with its sleek, minimalist design, is a symbolic container where the Islamic science and culture will be displayed. The Analysis, Research, Education and Dissemination of the Islamic culture are the central functions of the scheme. Like in the ideal city, the project combines all spaces in a creative manner to meet the requirements of the functional program, including up-to-date technology adapted to the project’s contents. Occupying the entire site like a total oasis, the project provides diverse bright open spaces. The layout’s geometry offers the visitors the possibility of choosing alternative itineraries and different scenarios within the flexible structure.
 
The Noble Qur’an Oasis CompetitionImage courtesy of Ricardo Bofill

This iconic project represents the Islamic city and its potential future extensions embodied in a series of covered circular forms, a palm oasis in the forefront, and fruit trees and native plants irrigated by a system of water canals creating a micro-climate. A traditional pattern of courtyards and narrow streets meshed within the structure encloses generously sized inner spaces, which define this center for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an, as a unique place strongly related to Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah and its environment.

more. www.ricardobofill.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Ikebana Florence

Design | January 15, 2022

The new routine becomes fashion. To revolution the nowadays' idea of sanitizing your hands and to turn it into an object of unmistakable Italian design. This is the Ikebana Florence's mission, a project that was born during the pandemic in Florence, the city of art par excellence from which to draw inspiration. Read more


HYUNDAI MOKA GARDEN BY HAYON

Design | January 3, 2022

Hyundai Department Store, in collaboration with world-renowned designer Jaime Hayon, will open MOKA Garden in Korea’s first gallery-style outlet, Hyundai Space 1 in Namyangju, South Korea. MOKA Garden designed entirely by Jaime Hayon consists of three interactive cultural spaces to encourage imagination and play: MOKA Library, Jaime Hayon Garden, MOKA Play. Read more


26M² HOUSE TOKYO BY UNEMORI…

Design | December 25, 2021

The Japanese architectural office UNEMORI ARCHITECTS has completed an innovative, geometrically structured small house, called House Tokyo. Read more


ARTEMIDE TAKKU BY FOSTER+PARTNERS

Design | December 25, 2021

Marking the start of the Milan Design Week 2021, Artemide has launched the latest addition to its range of innovative lighting solutions - an understated portable battery-powered lamp named Takku. The lamp can be used as an intimate source of light for the bedside or tabletop. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!