Field Trip to the Education City Mosque

10th April 2017
Geometrical Shapes in Islam

The Grade 7 Maths students visited the new fascinating Mosque in Education City and studied the different geometrical shapes as well as well the perspectives theories used in the design of the mosque. 

The mosque has a capacity of 1,800 worshippers in its main prayer hall and exterior courtyards.  The two minarets stretch up to 90 m into the sky and point straight towards Makkah. Internationally accredited, yet rarely recognized, the project is one of the masterpieces of Mangera Yvar’s architectural philosophy of “architecture as landscape”.

The mosque’s exterior elevation is covered with embossed verses from the Qur’an, whereas hundreds of small round windows perforate the fluid, white, cavernous structure.