Application, Design | 1993 - 2000 |
The Kajima Corporation, carried out the rough construction of the Mosque and Cultural centre; and the detail work was realised through Turkish artists. With its deep-rooted past, its still practised traditional arts and its high technology, Japan is a good example of the dualism between tradition and modernity. Therefore we were careful at realising a structure whose character would attract the attention. Classical Ottoman style has been chosen for the mosque whereas the cultural centre was built in a stylised form. The mosque was selected in 2002 the Japanese Architecture Institute among 40 elite buildings such as the Sapporo Media Park and the Jr. Central Towers in Nagoya, for the new vision and colour it brought to Japanese architecture. Equally, the mosque won a lighting prize by the firm National.