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University of Tabuk mosque, Saudi Arabia an architectural Marvel

 
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University of Tabuk mosque, Saudi Arabia an architectural Marvel


The architecture of the University of Tabuk mosque is a blend between the arts of Islamic civilization and the aesthetics of modern architecture.
Its unique design is in conformity with the rules of structural engineering — A large dome without any internal columns, making it an architectural marvel, as per Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The University of Tabuk mosque is one of the famous landmarks in the region, and at the level of the Kingdom's universities. It was built as a landmark celebrating the Islamic and urban civilization of the city of Tabuk, which is also a prominent center for Islamic religious sciences.

When visiting the University of Tabuk, the mosque catches the spectators’ attention with its modern design, distinctive dome and paved courtyards.


The mosque is characterized by a set of architectural qualities that make it one of the finest architectural masterpieces. It has a total area of  8,000 sq. m, and has a capacity of 3,500 worshipers.

It has two minarets each 50 m tall. Its roof is in the shape of a dome with an area of 5,887 sq. meters embellished with mosaics.

The facades of the mosque are double glazed with a high degree of light transmittance. The walls and floors are covered with granite and marble, with aluminum claddings for the two minarets and decorative walls.

The total area of the mosque's outdoor squares and parking spaces is 30,300 sq. meters, and the parking lots have a capacity of 380 vehicles.



The mosque is characterized by a natural lighting system through its dome and glass walls, a central air-conditioning system, a BMS management and control system, an alarm system in the event of a fire, and a sophisticated acoustics system.

The entrances are covered with granite squares, and the floor of the mosque courtyard has marble tiles and glass walls. The mosque’s roof consists of aluminum suspended above the mosque nave, aluminum claddings, glass for the circular beam, the wall décor and minaret.

Source:https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/594510
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