Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Ithmaar Development Company (IDC), the development manager of Dilmunia, has awarded the design and supervision contract of the Dilmunia Mosque to MSCEB Architects & Engineers. Aligned with Dilmunia island’s vision to be a modern, tranquil and thriving community, the Dilmunia Mosque is an integral part of the master development, and will provide a space for worshipers to gather and pray in harmony. The mosque will enhance Dilmunia’s growing sense of community, as spirituality lies at the heart of Bahrain’s culture.
IDC CEO, Mohammed Alsayed said, “Following several rounds of discussion, the design we developed alongside MSCEB Architects and Engineers reflects Dilmunia’s passion for sustainable iconic buildings that can be inclusive of both modern and traditional architecture. Simplicity, purity and harmony are the themes that we associate with our developments, and they have been integrated into the Mosque’s design. We are targeting construction to begin by the middle of next year, and look forward to working with MSCEB and utilizing their expertise to build a one of a kind structure.”
MSCEB Managing Director Thamer Salahuddin added, “The character of the Mosque’s architecture can be described as a modern interpretation of traditional elements. The simplicity and elegance of the design will enhance the spiritual experience within the mosque as it takes into account the aspect of minimalism we have embodied within our design. We are very pleased to have been awarded the this prestigious project amongst strong competition with international contenders.”
The Mosque will include a prayer hall with a capacity for 200 worshippers, segregated male and female worship areas, a multi-use community hall, and a library /reading hall, as well as a car park.
Located on the western side of Dilmunia and strategically positioned at the island’s gateway with a 55-meter water frontage the Dilmunia Mosque will stand-out as a building that is visible and accessible from the adjacent access highway, and is set to a design that is simultaneously breathtaking and functional.
The Dilmunia Mosque has also taken into account the local Bahraini climate, with beautiful courtyards providing shaded outdoor spaces. The courtyards as seen in the rendering include fountains and walkways that surround the building, create a cooling and peaceful atmosphere. Surrounded by these scenic views of the ocean, open spaces, and ample parking, Dilmunia Mosque will encourage pedestrians to gather and simultaneously promote community integration.
Dilmunia completed its third and last Phase of Infrastructure in January 2020. Meanwhile, the commencement of the Grand Canal and Marina works is ongoing, and as a key attraction to the Island. This area, named the ‘Canal Walk’ will complete the first phase 1 by end of this year, and will support the marking of Dilmunia as a destination of choice for residents and investors.
The island offers a range of residential and commercial amenities, with developments completed including The Treasure by Bin Faqeeh Development Company and The Essence of Dilmunia by Ahmed Al Qaed Group. Projects under construction include: CanalView by Naseej B.S.C (c), The Hanging Gardens by Ahmed Al Qaed Group, and the Mall of Dilmunia, a unique Mall with and a family-centric and entertainment facility completed and opened in since April 2020.
The USD 1.6 billion Dilmunia Project is a mixed-use development built on a man-made island off the coast of Muharraq with a unique health and wellness anchor including residences, a hotel and leisure and shopping districts anchored around a health and wellness cluster. The development of the ambitious 125-hectare man-made island is being managed by IDC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank with its shares traded on both the Bahrain Bourse, Dubai Financial Market and the Kuwait Stock Exchange. Ithmaar Bank is also the Investment Manager of Dilmunia Development Fund.
© Press Release 2020