The Noble Quran - Al Madinah Al Munawarah

Discipline : architecture
Program : museum
Location : Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Period : 2014
Site Area : 199,962 ㎡
Building Area : 103,980 ㎡
Total Floor Area : 150,005 ㎡
Credit : AIA+IAA
This international closed competition was held for one of the thirteen cultural projects in the Holy City of Medina, Saudi Arabia, in a move by the city to reinforce its presence as a point of central focus within the Islamic community.
The Revelation came on earth as the Light. The Light transformed into the voice of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and propagated. The Quran Oasis is an apparatus that portrays that moment of Revelation on the site, situated within the Holy City.
The Quran Oasis, similar to any other oasis, consists of a fountainhead and shade. A plaza is provided around the central water crater and is shaded by the elevated "Modified Torus", thus creating a comfortable outdoor space. An amphitheater is positioned to surround the water and accommodates various events. The gigantic LED screen at the bottom surface of the "Modified Torus" shall create a spiritual atmosphere when used for such occasions.