Harmony Centre, Singapore
First prize competition winner
A unique project commission by the MUIS (Singapore Institute of Islam) to build an Islamic Centre that is modern both in aesthetics and thinking in order to be community-friendly to the society at large.
Programmatically and diagrammatically, the Islamic institute wraps itself around the granite-clad core of the main mosque- reminiscence of the Black box in Mecca. The mosque is well tucked away from the street front.
From the street view; a series of gigantic chemical-etched glass fašade cast Arabic writing shadows against the solid form of the granite walls and the main courtyard space spilling out of the mosque. Here, one would find oneself bathed in shadows of geometric and Arabic writings- depending on the angle of the sun and time of the year.
Vivian was the design architect at concept stage while at Consultants Incorporated Architects + Planners, Singapore. Content courtesy of CIAP.