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Dutch practice proposes Noble Quran Oasis in Saudi Arabia

Dutch practice proposes Noble Quran Oasis in Saudi Arabia

Poetic justice

Site: Design Boom
Image: Mecanoo

As part of the Noble Quran Oasis competition, Dutch practice Mecanoo, has proposed to build a one-of-a-kind structure that references both the physical and poetic elements of the ancient Islamic cities

To be built in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, the unifying design reconfigures formal Arabic writing into calligraphy resulting in a spatial and visually pleasing sight. 

Dutch practice proposes Noble Quran Oasis in Saudi Arabia (фото 1)

The architectural design plays an important role within the region's landscape, an urban solution that is set to encourage growth within the area, as well as providing an intimate retreat away from today's busy world.

Dutch practice proposes Noble Quran Oasis in Saudi Arabia (фото 2)

The intertwining building will have various entrances and be surrounded by elevated peaks, inspired by the prominent role that mountains play in Islamic culture – symbolising permanence and promise. 

The structure will also feature discrete interenal and external areas alongside interesting and cultured programs.