Student’s eco mosque in Abu Dhabi wins approval

A contemporary eco-friendly mosque, designed by a  student from ALHOSN University, has been approved by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Abu Dhabi.

The proposal, by graduating architecture student Suhail Mohammed Suleiman, received a Five Pearl Rating under Estidama and  incorporates a mosque and Islamic centre on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island.

It is to made from eco-friendly building materials and partly illuminated by natural lighting.

Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University, said: “[Suleiman’s] unique design reflects the bright future of Islamic architecture in the UAE. ALHOSN University is very proud of him and extends its full support for the transformation of his project from the drawing board to reality.”

Suleiman is dedicating the mosque design – his graduation project – to H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.