Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani Mosque stands out as the first to embrace the New Baroque architectural design style
29 Dec 2023News
The freshly completed Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani Mosque in The Pearl Island is a major landmark in Qatari architecture. Being the first mosque in the nation to adopt the New Baroque architectural design style, this extraordinary mosque stands out.
The announcement of its opening was issued by the United Development Company (UDC), the master developer of Gewan Island and The Pearl Island, and the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf).
The mosque is a singular and striking addition to Qatar's religious scene because of its unusual New Baroque style. The full set of ornamental and calligraphic parts is expertly hand-painted and sculpted by professionals, demonstrating over 1,000 man-hours of labour-intensive labour, all with accuracy and attention to detail.
The mosque covers a vast area, measuring 27,720 square metres in total, of which 20,898 square metres are built-up areas. The magnificent 63.77-meter-tall minaret acts as a beacon, signifying the mosque's spiritual significance, and the magnificent dome, rising to a height of 47.30 metres, adds a breathtaking aspect to this architectural masterpiece.
The mosque, which is ideally located at the entrance to Pearl Island, has charming views over the famous roundabout and clock there. These views are further enhanced by a large, welcome area that is decorated with a striking fountain that creates a peaceful mood. The mosque is surrounded by a lush environment that is full of various plants and trees that add to the area's natural beauty and tranquillity.