IBA Prayer Hall

IBA Prayer Hall

IN
Architect:
Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative
Status:
Build / Functional
Location:
Karachi University, Karachi
Area:
7,000 sft
Category:
Civil/Interior
About Project

IBA Prayer Hall is a worth mentioning design of a contemporary, meditative praying space. It also serves as a diversion in the midst of IBA College’s new Campus. The sculptural screen of the hall is designed to infuse spirituality amongst the students and alumni offering prayer as different shadows are cast due to different sun angles during the day. Being surrounded by vegetation on the round, the Prayer Hall breathes in a sense of calm, sanctity and cogitation amongst the students and faculty amidst the Campus. In the interior, the architect has created aesthetics through simple but elegant details.

The roof is slightly tapered with sculptural details added on columns; a water body is also incorporated to add to the relaxing atmosphere, the floor is tiled with marble, and the ablution is another contemporary experience harmonious to the hall. The prayer hall building is completely naturally ventilated.