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Al Musallah
by CEBRA

Side of the internal design of Al Musalla
Department of Culture and Tourism

CEBRA has designed a cave-like prayer hall in Abu Dhabi, which is housed in a cluster of jagged, rock-like forms.

The prayer hall is an important element within the new cultural park that's part of a comprehensive revitalisation masterplan for the heritage site surrounding the Qasr Al Hosn Fort.

The space is located at the north-eastern corner of the site, as a series of small interconnected buildings that form a cave-like structure pushed halfway into the parkscape's large central water feature.

Each volume contains its own function so that the plan layout creates two mirrored flows, where female and male worshippers respectively progress along a sequence of spaces that create an immersive spiritual experience, following the ritual for prayer.


This project has been longlisted in the civic and cultural interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: CEBRA
Project: Al Musallah
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