2020 GFD 🏆 Awards

Special Mention: Mosque at Sevalni, Gujarat, India by A&F Design

With a concept of free-flowing space, the mosque is designed without doors, or even a demarcation of a plinth. Archways on four sides form unhindered doorways into the main prayer hall. The mosque is designed to incorporate the increasing need for space. The columns are designed to allow visual connection along the sirf (line created by people praying) . This allows the sirf to be extended out of the main hall, till the peripheral wall. 

Special Mention- Global Future Design Awards 2020
Firm | A&F Design
Architect/Designer | Ahmed Abbas Momin

Category | Cultural Concept
Team | Farhaz Ahmed, Akbar Hussain
Country | India
Photographer/Copyright | ©A&F Design

©A&F Design

General Information  
Project Name:  Mosque at Sevalni
Architecture Firm:   a&f Design
Website:   aandfdesign.com
Contact e-mail: design.aplusf@gmail.com

Firm Location:  Ahmedabad, India
Completion Year:  26/04/2019
Gross Built Area:    343 sqmt
Project location:  Sevalni, Gujarat, Ahmedabad
Lead Architects:  Ahmed Abbas Momin & Farhaz Ahmed Admani
Lead Architects e-mail: ahmedabbas429@gmail.com

Media Provider
Photo credits:   Dhruv thakkar             
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Photographer’s e-mail: dhruvthkkr28195@gmail.com
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Additional Credits
Design Team: Akbar Hussain
Clients: Trustees of Sevalni village.
Engineering:  Jayesh Ddharva (Structural Engineer)
Contractor: Imdad Batti
Mason: Abdul Sattar

The hall in itself is a single large space, separated only by the sparse array of columns. The columns take inspiration from a tree, with a canopy like structure at the top that supports the roof. Clerestory openings within each dome bring the light in while letting the hot air out.

 Entire construction is done with red brick masonry with the involvement of brick masons in a very precise and intricate way, reflecting beautiful craftsmanship. Projects reflects traditional value rather than contemporary design because people in context have very strong notion towards symbolic elements of mosque architecture. These symbolic elements such as arches, domes, minarets etc. are not superficially placed for mosque recognition but rather it fulfils functional, structural and climatic aspect of mosque architecture. Similarly every other element has a meaningful purpose signifying the functional and symbolic values of Islamic architecture. This has led people for a deeper understanding of fundamental Islamic values playing a greater role in aesthetic and functional aspect rather than just considering symbolic aspects. Simplistic and minimum elements of this architecture has a strong analogy with simplistic and clear values of the Islam.