Mosque in Mouraria


The nature of the program, dedicated to a religious community, and the site, situated in a long and narrow block between a busy modern avenue and a very old street, inspired the creation of a complex based on the creation of public space. A space that could both serve symbolically as place of gathering and worship and its expression within the city.

A creation of a void within the dense urban fabric, consists of a two level open space, linked by a ramp, connecting both streets. On one side a covered square, facing the avenue; on the other a garden facing the old medieval path.

Alongside the garden, seats the mosque. On one side, the spaces of worship; on the other, the social action spaces. On the upper level, along the avenue, a multifunctional hall creates a small square and a facade.


Inês Lobo with João Rosário, João Vaz, Júlia Varela, Vasco Lopes. e Sónia Ribeiro

Structures: ADF Engenheiros Consultores; Pedro Morujão

Hydraulic Installations: Fernanda Valente

Electrical Installations,Telecommunication and Security: GPIC Projectos Consultoria e Instalações; Fernando Aires, Alexandre Martins

Heating, Ventilation, Building Physics, Thermic and Acoustics: NaturalWorks; Guilherme Carrilho da Graça

Project Revision: Rui Prata Ribeiro Lda; Rui Prata Ribeiro, Paula Balseiro

Photographer: Leonardo Finotti

Lisbon, PT . 2013 - in project

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