Designed by Tan Kok Hiang and Forum Architects, this building provides a boldly modern face to Islam by creatively re-interpreting the traditional form of the arabesque – a universally recognizable symbol of Islamic Art and Architecture. Contemporary materials such as fair-faced concrete and aluminum (for the intricate arabesque screens) are used to dramatic effect.

The domeless four-story mosque stands in a neighborhood of highrise residential buildings on the north side of the island.

Tropical climatic conditions were not the architects’ only concern when they started designing the mosque for the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

Project Details

* Project name: Assyafaah Mosque
* Client: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura
* Calligrapher: Yahiya, Xian China
* Principal designer/s: Tan Kok Hiang
* Contractor/s: Evan Lim Construction Pte. Ltd.