In pictures: Design of Najd-inspired Saudi mosque
Rome-based architecture studio Schiattarella Associati has designed the Al Jabri Mosque, inspired by Najd architecture, for Saudi Arabia's Ha'il city, designmena.com reported
Commercial activities are set around the central plaza, including coffee shops and restaurants. Rome-based architecture studio Schiattarella Associati has designed a mosque for Saudi Arabia's Ha'il city. Inspired by the cultural identity values of Najd architecture, the 22,500 sqm (2.25ha) Al Jabri Mosque will be able to host 3000 worshipers. The mosque complex is developed around an enclosed central square, designed to act as a meeting point, designmena.com reported. The main mosque is the dominant structure within the overall building complex. The Italian architects have also been awarded a contract for the modification of King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, according to designmena.com.