PROJECT VALUE | $6.5 million PROJECT SIZE | 23,000 square feet
PROJECT SCOPE | The new Ottawa Jamatkhana is located next to Conroy Park and in close proximity to transit and transportation routes. The building is bright and inviting and engages those passing with its distinctive lines, textured materials and use of glass.
The building has a warm central spine bringing the two wings together which serve distinct functions – one for religious education, the other for the prayer hall. The prayer hall utilizes the richness of Islamic geometry, the harmony and modesty of the surrounding areas, and allows for the entry of natural light. Here, and throughout the building, principles of Islamic design are used, to inspire the spirit and to engage the sense with an interplay of light and shade.