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The Noble Quoran Oasis

Taking into consideration the importance of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah as the second holiest place and being named as the Capital of Islamic Culture, the proposal is to highlight a striking Islamic Landmark to remain in the memory of the city’s visitors.

The Noble Quoran Oasis - Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The Noble Quoran Oasis – Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The theoretical concept was taken from the holiness of the Quoran itself in which the book is never to touch the ground but to be lifted by one’s hands or placed on a base. The roof element embodies the holy pages of the Quoran resting on the four buildings which reflect the human hand.

The Noble Quoran Oasis - Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The Noble Quoran Oasis – Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The central plate of the roof reflects the core of the Quoran seen in every current cover of the holy book. The calligraphy seen in the plate is a Hadeeth taken from Prophet Mohammed PBUH. Additionally, an artistic approach of vectorizing the text has been applied as seen in the final decorated result. The symbolism of encouraging people to learn to explore and increase vision is the driving force of such inspiration.

The Noble Quoran Oasis - Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The Noble Quoran Oasis – Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The central Oasis of the project, allows one to connect with nature amongst the calmness of water and greenery and to reflect upon all the learned lessons and knowledge taken from the different components of the project. The rest of the site is protected under the shadows projected by the roof providing a comfortable environment for pedestrians to walk around the site and celebrate different activities.

The Noble Quoran Oasis - Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

The Noble Quoran Oasis – Courtesy of Rafael De La-Hoz

Project Info
Architects: Rafael De La-Hoz
Location: Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Client: Al Madinah Development Authority
Size: 26Ha
Type: Cultural Center

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