Urban and Architectural
The Taman Selatan Musolla is Malaysia’s first local mosque built with a half-dome, an common architectural feature in the Middle East.
Devoid of any excessive embellishments, the musolla was purposely built for the Islamic burial rituals and funeral prayers for Muslim deceased in the national cemetery of Taman Selatan, located in Malaysia’s administrative centre of Putrajaya
The design approach was to do away with all of the traditional ornamentation often associated with the musolla and instead, focus on designing the musolla in a contemporary style. The design is void of many of the traditional embellishments that are normally placed onto a mosque building. The interplay of solids and voids are used to determine the exterior character of the building and a series of outdoor/indoor areas within the building. Large doorways are introduced at the prayer hall for natural lighting and good cross ventilation.