Abu Dhabi : Eco-friendly Mosque Design


In line with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s (UPC) Abu Dhabi Mosque Development Regulation (ADMDR), the construction of eight mosques within the city of Al Ain will be built to accommodate future residents of the Jebel Hafeet Emirati Housing Project, which includes 3,000 villas, schools, health facilities, and retail outlets. Under careful supervision of UPC, the mosques must achieve a minimum of 2 Pearl Estidama standards and will need to incorporate traditional Emirati features, along with earthy colour schemes with simple yet elegant style designs.

With sustainability as the main focus of ADMDR, the mosques in Jebel Hafeet will be completed with external shaded space for prayer and are designed to maximise the cooling effect of the wind – common in Emirati Mosque designs.

According to Mohamed Al Khadar, Executive Director of Urban Development and Estidama Sector Urban Planning Council, they are proud to see the ADMDR implemented in the Mosque design, which represents Emirate’s local identity and allowing it to uphold regulatory frameworks.

He added that The Jebel Hafeet Emirati Housing Project will become a robust community, adding to it a comfortable, attractive and safe environment where residents can walk to the mosque within walking distance. The mosques have been placed within the master plan in such a way that it sets high standards and should serve as a model for other real estate developers to follow through.

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