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Crystal Mosque


History


-Malaysia Islamic Heritage Park on Wan Man Island blurs the line between prayer and commerce. Although it is a tourist attraction that cost $80 million, it also features one of the most spectacular Islamic places of worship in the world, the Crystal Mosque which contains elements of Chinese architecture and design, much to the irritation of many Malaysians.

 -The mosque was constructed between 2006 and 2008, and was officially inaugurated on 8 February 2008 by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan AgongSultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu.


Urban and Architectural


Architectural Specifications:

The mosque was mainly created out of very unique materials which makes it unlike any other in the world.

Although there is some actual crystal present within the structure of the Crystal Mosque, much of the clear material you see as you approach it is glass as the mosques' sleek and modern look reflects off the water and the mosque is often illuminated from the inside, which makes its glass domes shine , so in order to get the full effect of the mosque's crystalline appearance, it's best to visit at nighttime, when it's lit up and almost looks surreal.

Aside from this, the Crystal Mosque is reinforced with steel, which in combination with the glass and crystal gives it a sleek-modern look you don't usually associate with mosques, let alone with the Islamic religion. Although the Crystal Mosque, Malaysia is a far cry from some of the older, grander mosques you find across the Islamic world, the sheer uniqueness of its construction makes it worth the visit.

The Crystal Mosque can accommodate up to 1,500 people at once, although many more might be outside it at a given time, if that given time happens to Ramadan, which I'll talk more about in the next section.

The mosque boasts four minarets, which are the most traditional design features it has.

 

Description


Keeping with its modern style, the entire mosque is also, bizarrely, connected with wireless internet and full IT facilities, seemingly a point of pride for the architects.

The Islam Heritage Park also features replicas of many of the world’s most famous mosques from around the world. Oddly enough, in this theme park embracing Islamic culture across the globe.

Details

Location

21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Worshippers

1500

Architect Name

Sanderson Design Group and AHS Architects

Year of Build

2008

Area

946 sqm

Drawings

Map

History

-Malaysia Islamic Heritage Park on Wan Man Island blurs the line between prayer and commerce. Although it is a tourist attraction that cost $80 million, it also features one of the most spectacular Islamic places of worship in the world, the Crystal Mosque which contains elements of Chinese architecture and design, much to the irritation of many Malaysians.

 -The mosque was constructed between 2006 and 2008, and was officially inaugurated on 8 February 2008 by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan AgongSultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu.


Urban and Architectural

Architectural Specifications:

The mosque was mainly created out of very unique materials which makes it unlike any other in the world.

Although there is some actual crystal present within the structure of the Crystal Mosque, much of the clear material you see as you approach it is glass as the mosques' sleek and modern look reflects off the water and the mosque is often illuminated from the inside, which makes its glass domes shine , so in order to get the full effect of the mosque's crystalline appearance, it's best to visit at nighttime, when it's lit up and almost looks surreal.

Aside from this, the Crystal Mosque is reinforced with steel, which in combination with the glass and crystal gives it a sleek-modern look you don't usually associate with mosques, let alone with the Islamic religion. Although the Crystal Mosque, Malaysia is a far cry from some of the older, grander mosques you find across the Islamic world, the sheer uniqueness of its construction makes it worth the visit.

The Crystal Mosque can accommodate up to 1,500 people at once, although many more might be outside it at a given time, if that given time happens to Ramadan, which I'll talk more about in the next section.

The mosque boasts four minarets, which are the most traditional design features it has.

 

Description

Keeping with its modern style, the entire mosque is also, bizarrely, connected with wireless internet and full IT facilities, seemingly a point of pride for the architects.

The Islam Heritage Park also features replicas of many of the world’s most famous mosques from around the world. Oddly enough, in this theme park embracing Islamic culture across the globe.