A ROLE OF CENTRAL MOSQUE IN PRISHTINA
The significance of new central mosque in Prishtina can be found in both urban and historic context. Since it becomes representative on a level worthy of a Central Mosque in Prishtina, it should firstly fulfill the urgent need of praying space in the city and secondly success the central role from the current Central Mosque of Mehmed II Fatih, and finally have a monumental mass in a building scale for visibility and orientation to the city.
Mehmed II Fatih Mosque has been a leading role of the central ceremonial activities in Prishtina for many centuries. It has a bold historical value and strong attachment to the region survived for such a long time. Now this role will be transferred to the new mosque in the designated site in Dardania region. We regard this as a shift of city centre from old town to new one replacing the current image of central mosque as an old heritage with a new symbol of integration for local community in the city. Therefore we envision that the value of the new mosque will lie on the concept of social and cultural integration and activation for the local communities.

LANDMARK IN THE REGION
We would like the new central mosque to become a landmark in the city not only for the good visibilities but for the good accessiblity for the peole with well defined edge condition.
 

SOCIO-CULTURAL PLATFORM
The new mosque will be a seed to grow local community in various aspects. Therefore this new mosque should be wide open and welcoming all the societies and people in the city as a platform where the social and cultural acitivities are expected to take place.
 

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
The building complex should have its own sustainable strategy under this climate. An energy saving issue is a critical issue for maintaining the building and the use of atrium structure covered courtyard area will be playing a key role for the sunlighting, ventilation.

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Central Mosque of Pristina

2013

Religious & others

Competition entry

Pristina, Kosovo

Pristina city

 

42,830 m2

Notion Architecture

Local in Kosovo

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